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LIVING WELL INTRODUCTION

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SAY WHAT

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OAKLAND SPINE & REHABILITATION CENTER

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ALTERNATIVE CHIROPRACTIC

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THE NUMBERS

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NJ TOP DENTISTS INTRODUCTION

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IVY REHAB

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AESTHETIC SMILES OF NEW JERSEY

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NORTHFIELD CHIROPRACTIC

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CUOZZO ORTHODONTICS

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FISCHER HEALTH & REHABILITATION

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MORRIS COUNTY DENTAL ASSOCIATES, LLC

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GUARINO CHIROPRACTIC

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SUNITA MERRIMAN, DDS

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PAUL LEWANDOWSKI, DC, DACBSP

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ADVANDED DENTAL CARE OF GLEN RIDGE

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PREMIER HEALTH CENTER, P.C.

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ALL SMILES FAMILY DENTISTRY

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SOUTH JERSEY CHIROPRACTIC

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VANESSA GOURDINE, PSYD, MSN, APN-C, CAS

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LIVING WELL DIRECTORY

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A R PERIODONTICS

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CAGGIANO ORTHODONTICS

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CARCARA ORTHODONTICS

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CHILDREN’S DENTISTRY OF MORRISTOWN

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CORNERSTONE DENTAL

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DANIEL W. CAREY, DDS

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DENNIS G. COYLE, DMD, FAGD

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DENTAL 2000

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DYNAMIC DENTAL ARTS

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GLEN RIDGE COSMETIC & FAMILY DENTISTRY

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GALLERY OF LITTLE SMILES

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GALLERY OF SMILES

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GRUBER DENTAL

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KEVIN MARSHALL, DMD

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KIDS DENTAL KARE

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METRO DENTAL ASSOCIATES

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MORRISTOWN ORTHODONTICS, PA

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NJ CENTER OF COSMETIC & RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY

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NORTH JERSEY ENDODONTICS

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RIVER EDGE FAMILY DENTAL

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DENVILLE DENTIST

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EDGEWATER PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

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VITA HEAD, NECK & FACIAL PAIN RELIEF CENTER

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MICHAEL LIBERTO, DDS

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NICHOLAS J. TRIA, DMD

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SHORE FAMILY DENTAL

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THE TIMELINE

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Celebrity Health Secrets A-list practices that will help you stay at your red-carpet best.

Flossing Can Save Your Life Why the often overlooked process is important for your health.

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Healthy Living Top Dentists / Living Well Edition EDITOR IN CHIEF

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Sammy Masri, M.D. Sunita Merriman, D.D.S Donald Putman, M.D. F.A.A.C Norman San Agustin, M.D., F.A.C.S. Jennifer Shaw-Brachfield, M.D., F.A.A.P Gary Silverstrom, D.D.S. Susan L. Treiser, M.D., Ph.D. James C. Wittig, M.D. William F. Ziegler, D.O.

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Get Gorgeous

Own It how to keep your smile, and your face, glowing

Maintaining a beautiful smile is only the beginning. Here are some suggestions that will boost vitality, tone and hydration for your face and skin.

— Joshua Fine

ReFa Up Serum

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Kate Somerville Age Arrest Anti-Wrinkle Cream

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The Numbers

500 million Total amount of annual dentist visits in the US

61.6 Percentage of adults ages 18-64 who went for a dental visit in 2011

I don’t get off on romantic parts. But I often think if I had had my dental work done early on, well, maybe. —MorganFreeman(Actor) Every tooth in a man’s head is more valuable than a diamond. —MigueldeCervantes (Don Quixote, 1605)

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. —P  hyllisDiller (Comedian, Actress)

A well-made turtleneck sweater will keep you warm, cozy and protected from the cold. Your gums do the same thing for your teeth. —NadineArtemis

Say What?

(Successful Self-Dentistry, 2011)

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195,941 Number of dentists in the US $1,000,000 Cost of opening a new dental clinic 19% Or higher of children ages 2-19 who have untreated cavities

.6% Percentage of dentists per 1,000 people in the Northeast

80% Of all private dentists are practice owners 1.95 Number of hygienists per practice 51 million Hours American students lose every year due to dental related issues


Top Dentists 2014 It helps to know trusted dental providers. And while personal recommendations are certainly appreciated, most people would like to know about a dentist’s credentials, experience and excellence before scheduling an appointment. That’s where NJ Top Dentists—a division of NJ Top Docs—comes in.  We place extraordinary value on our selection process, where only the top dentists who are proven experts in their fields are approved. An NJ Top Dentist—including all who are profiled in the subsequent pages—have been extensively screened on a number of criteria including verified licenses and credentials, years in practice, board certification, continuing education and much more.  As always, our goal remains to help you find the best healthcare providers in the state and this special section of Healthy Living invites you, our valued reader, to learn more about these individual doctors, their areas of practice and the services provided in their respective offices. We know dental providers you can trust. Presented By

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Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey

It’s hard to find the level of talent and passion for dentistry that’s evident at Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey, particularly in such a relaxed and personable atmosphere.

EDWARD ROMANO, DDS AND MATTHEW VACCARO, DDS AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry – Cosmetic Services

EDUCATION + TRAINING EDWARD ROMANO, DDS Georgetown University School of Dentistry MATTHEW VACCARO, DDS SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

SERVICES Cosmetic dentistry Porcelain veneers Teeth whitening Invisalign® Dental implants Sedation dentistry Periodontal/gum care Reconstructive dentistry General dental care

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etween Edward Romano, DDS and Matthew Vaccaro, DDS, the two have more than four decades of combined experience— and there’s little that they haven’t seen or treated. But they also don’t hesitate to call in a specialist if the need arises. However, Aesthetic Smiles doesn’t send their patients off to another office—the specialist comes to them. This way, patients

receive all phases of dentistry in the comfort of the Morristown office. This saves patients the time and aggravation of having to go to an office they don’t know, and Drs. Romano and Vaccaro can be on hand to consult with the specialist at the time of the visit for a true team approach to patient care. “We found that when we did refer patients outside, they’d be back in

Edward Romano, DDS and Matthew Vaccaro, DDS AESTHETIC SMILES OF NEW JERSEY 310 Madison Avenue Morristown, NJ 07960 973-285-5480

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“We understand that our patients’ time is as valuable as ours, and we’re sticklers for being on time.” our office six months later without having made the appointment; not because they didn’t want to, but because they didn’t have the time or just never got around to it,” says Dr. Romano. Dr. Romano is a leader in cosmetic dentistry and has been featured on numerous television shows such as Dateline and news programs on NBC, CNN and MSNBC. He has lectured nationally and taught at the esteemed Aesthetic Advantage Continuum. Drs. Romano and Vaccaro are both attending dentists at Morristown Memorial Hospital where they teach general, cosmetic and advanced techniques to residents. Providing the utmost in customer service is also a goal at Aesthetic Smiles. They’re on the cutting edge of technology and go above and beyond to help their patients maximize their insurance coverage, understand their treatment options and to make them comfortable in their office with the care they’re receiving. “We understand that our patients’ time is as valuable as ours, and we’re sticklers for being on time,” says Dr. Romano. “Our waiting room is one of the loneliest places in the office. In the rare case when there’s a genuine delay, we offer our patients some type of compensation such as movie passes.”

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Cuozzo Orthodontic Specialists Choosing the right orthodontist can make a world of difference.

A PATRICK T. CUOZZO, DDS, PA AREA OF PRACTICE Orthodontics

EDUCATION + TRAINING University of Maryland School of Dentistry Orthodontic Certificate, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

SERVICES Adult and child orthodontics ITero digital scanner Digital x-rays CBCT 3D x-rays Traditional braces Lingual braces Invisalign® Orthodontic appliances

n orthodontist is a dentist, who after graduating from dental school, completes an additional two to three years (and sometimes longer) of fulltime university-based education in an accredited orthodontic residency program. Orthodontists are specifically trained and limit their practice to tooth movement (orthodontics) and guidance of facial development (dentofacial orthopedics).

“The goal of our office is to start treatment at the correct time to ensure our patients get an excellent result in the least amount of time. Treatment started too early results in braces being worn too long or having to be done twice.”

It’s important not to be fooled by misleading statements. The benefit of choosing a qualified orthodontic specialist over a general dentist for your orthodontics is the experience and comprehensive training that better ensures favorable results. Patrick T. Cuozzo, DDS has been in practice for over 15 years and is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, the only orthodontic board recognized by the American Dental Association. “The goal of our office is to start treatment at the correct time to ensure our patients get an excellent result in the least amount of time. Treatment started too early results in braces being worn too long or having to be done twice,” says Dr. Cuozzo. “I prefer to wait until the appropriate time to start.” Orthodontic treatment is also not just for children. A healthy, attractive smile can enhance adult careers, as well as their self-esteem and happiness, and Cuozzo Orthodontics is a preferred Invisalign® provider.

Patrick T. Cuozzo, DDS, PA CUOZZO ORTHODONTIC SPECIALISTS 4 Swimming River Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738 | 732-747-3466 548 Washington Blvd., Sea Girt, NJ 08750 | 732-449-5444

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Dr. Cuozzo is an award-winning, third-generation dental professional who has contributed research articles to major professional journals and is committed to his family legacy in Monmouth County of excellence in orthodontic care and providing beautiful smiles. As a father of four children, Dr. Cuozzo is also keenly aware of the value of time. He sees patients on time and follows the unique

Alexander Discipline of orthodontic treatment that allows for faster and more efficient treatment in fewer visits to the office—with less discomfort for patients. Dr. Cuozzo is one of the most respected practitioners in his profession. Due to his outstanding academic achievements and excellent clinical knowledge, Dr. Cuozzo was invited to join the Orthodontic Department as an

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educator and researcher in the Ivy League at the University of Pennsylvania. He is grateful for the opportunity to be able to give back to the residency program responsible for his training. Dr. Cuozzo’s attention to detail and advocacy for the field of orthodontics have earned him repeated accolades as a Top Dentist in numerous publications.

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Morris County Dental Associates, LLC “Experience, Compassion and Quality” is not only their motto, but is what Morris County Dental strives for every single day. In over 18 years of practicing dentistry, Ira Goldberg, DDS has built a successful general, implant and cosmetic practice catering to patients of all ages, and is one of the area’s most skilled implant practitioners.

D IRA GOLDBERG, DDS, FAGD, MICOI AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING University of Connecticut University of Michigan, School of Dentistry Residency, Mountainside Hospital, Montclair, NJ

SERVICES Dental implants Bone grafting Cosmetic dentistry Family dentistry Smile makeovers Porcelain veneers Bondings Teeth whitening

r. Goldberg graduated from one of the top three dental schools in the country and is one of only 414 dentists in the world that has earned the designation of Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry. This award-winning dentist also holds designations and is active with International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, NJ Dental Association and the Tri-County Dental Society. “Dentistry is changing so fast, it can be difficult to stay on top of what’s new,” says Dr. Goldberg. “I attend over twice the amount of required continuing education and have studied under some of the most well-respected experts in the world. This allows me to select the best, proven technologies so ineffective services aren’t wasted

on patients. We recently added a 3D scanner in order to provide more streamlined implant services.” In addition to a technology-rich office, most of his staff has been with him for 10 years or longer. “A good doctor surrounds himself with a great team. When this is accomplished, it’s the patient who benefits. We are not a clinic; we develop personal relationships with our patients and treat them like family,” says Dr. Goldberg. The team’s cohesiveness is evident in the seamless way they work together in the office’s familyfriendly, relaxing atmosphere, which contributes to the quality of care their patients receive. Everyone walking through the door is greeted by the gentle sound of a waterfall and entertained by televisions to help them feel more at home. Dr. Goldberg’s reputation for providing the highest quality,

Ira Goldberg, DDS, FAGD, MICOI MORRIS COUNTY DENTAL ASSOCIATES, LLC 15 Commerce Boulevard, Suite 201, Succasunna, New Jersey 07876 973-328-1225

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personalized care draws patients from considerable distances throughout the tri-state area, and he offers free consultations and second opinions for new patients. His office will also work with patients to maximize insurance benefits and create financial arrangements if needed. “I often present treatment options

patients haven’t been made aware of. This comes from years of experience and constant education. And rather than having to see multiple doctors for their care, I provide most services myself which patients find comforting,” he adds. In sum, Dr. Goldberg’s practice is committed to assisting patients

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in restoring, enhancing and maintaining the natural beauty of their smiles using highly advanced dental procedures that will result in a beautiful, long-lasting smile. The practice’s website offers an abundance of information about the office, Dr. Goldberg, implants, and dental care in general. Take a look.

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Sunita Merriman, DDS

What will impress you most at the office of Sunita Merriman, DDS is how she expertly merges her extensive experience and world-class skills earned from two decades of practice with leading technology, while creating an “oasis” where patients can truly relax and focus on their own wellbeing.

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SUNITA MERRIMAN, DDS AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING New York University, College of Dentistry Residency and postgraduate training, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

SERVICES Comprehensive treatment planning Digital x-rays Implant dentistry Invisalign® Laser dentistry Metal-free crowns and fixed bridges Mouth guards

y goal is to improve my patients’ lives,” says Dr. Merriman. “I accomplish this by listening carefully to what they tell me, clearly communicating my intent and incorporating the appropriate tools into a treatment plan.” She says that many of her busiest patients say that their visits to her office are the first chance they’ve had to sit the entire day. As such, she views this as an opportunity to help them achieve optimal wellness by encouraging them to use various relaxation techniques while in her office; to “let go” and truly relax. “I want to change people’s mindsets about how they view their dental appointments and make them more positive and relaxing,” she says. Dr. Merriman’s attention to detail and pursuit of excellence has made her one of dentistry’s prominent

“While technical skills are critically important, great dentistry is far more than just fixing teeth.” thought leaders. This spring, her presentation on new approaches to delivering dental care at a national dental conference will be captured in the popular TED talk format and will be aired on the organization’s website. She’s also passionate about sharing her expertise with residents at Overlook Medical Center in Summit and practicing dentists and their teams at the Center of Educational Excellence in Elizabeth, where Dr. Merriman is part of the teaching faculty and helps to develop the curriculum. Her six core business values— excellence, education, innovation,

Occlusal analysis Smile makeovers

SUNITA MERRIMAN, DDS

Total reconstruction of teeth

229 Charles Street Westfield, NJ 07090 908-389-0222

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quality, respect and joyful balance— are central to the care Dr. Merriman delivers. She’s focused on diagnosing the cause of dental problems and doesn’t just treat the symptoms. As part of this pursuit, she promotes mindfulness as part of her patient’s overall health with customized care that incorporates the whole person

and not just the mouth. On any given day, you may find her working on a complex case of reconstructing a broken-down smile, educating a child on how to brush and floss or making a splint for a patient with TMJ problems. As Dr. Merriman explains, “While technical skills are critically

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important, great dentistry is far more than just fixing teeth. Science has shown that the mere act of smiling repetitively helps to interrupt mood disorders and strengthens the brain’s neural ability to maintain a positive outlook on life. Smiling is one of the best ways to exercise your brain.”

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Advanced Dental Care of Glen Rock

For 25 years, Robert A. Scherrer, DMD has never settled for being second best while striving to achieve excellence in dentistry.

H ROBERT A. SCHERRER, DMD AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

SERVICES General and preventative care Cosmetic dentistry Dental implants Crowns and bridges Root canals Teeth whitening Porcelain veneers Gum disease

is practice delivers optimum dental care in a competent, compassionate and gentle manner, with patient comfort and satisfaction a primary concern. Although he offers comprehensive “My pledge and what I stand fully dental care, Dr. behind is that I can and will give Scherrer’s emphasis you something to smile about” is on cosmetic dentistry, including crowns, bridges, referrals to the practice. The fact root canals, porcelain veneers and that my patients trust me enough to implants. refer their family and friends is the “My pledge and what I stand fully greatest honor to a doctor.” behind is that I can and will give Dr. Scherrer is pleased to you something to smile about; a announce that he is moving his smile that far exceeds your greatest practice to a new, state-of-the-art expectations,” he says. “The success facility in Ridgewood, located at 160 of my office is greatly due to patient South Broad Street.

Robert A. Scherrer, DMD ADVANCED DENTAL CARE OF GLEN ROCK 875 Lincoln Avenue Glen Rock, NJ 07452 201-670-0670

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All Smiles Family Dentistry All Smiles Family Dentistry provides general and cosmetic services at affordable rates for patients of all ages with a focus on gentle, preventative and restorative dentistry.

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his state of the art office contains the latest proven technologies, including an intra-oral camera system that provides color images to assist in the diagnosis of potential dental issues and to educate patients about their particular condition. According to James D. Walter, DMD, a considerable amount of his practice is devoted to improving the oral health and comfort of his patients. He encourages the use of dental implants to hold dentures and crowns in position, and to

replace single or multiple missing teeth. “Implants are more effective and provide more predictable results for replacing missing teeth. They better support loose dentures with greater quality, retention and stability,” he says. Dr. Walter and his highly trained staff spend considerable time attending continuing education classes to educate themselves about the latest advances in the field of dentistry. The office collaborates with other dental specialists to optimize the results. They also send helpful reminders about upcoming visits via email and texts, which are greatly appreciated by his patients. “I care about the dental health and wellbeing of my patients,” Dr. Walter says. “We always aim to give them a gentle and compassionate experience.” Most insurance plans are accepted and ample parking is available.

JAMES D. WALTER, DMD, FAGD AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dental Medicine Residency, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Paterson, NJ

SERVICES Dental implants Invisalign® Dentures Crowns/Bridges Whitening treatments Tooth colored fillings Gentle gum treatments Digital x-rays Pediatric treatments Preventive services

James D. Walter, DMD, FAGD ALL SMILES FAMILY DENTISTRY 150 River Road, Suite D Montville, NJ 07045 973-334-4114 USE THIS QR CODE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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A R Periodontics

You will know this periodontal office is different from most by the spontaneous laughter flowing out of the treatment rooms!

ALAN ROTHSTEIN, DDS AREA OF PRACTICE Periodontics

EDUCATION + TRAINING Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, Certificate in Periodontology Certified Brånemark Osseointegrated Implant Surgery Certified ITI Dental Implant Surgery

SERVICES Dental implants Conservative periodontal therapy Bone grafting Gum grafting Periodontal plastic surgery Sinus elevation

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lan Rothstein, DDS points out that untreated gum disease has been scientifically linked to increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke, diseases of the kidney and respiratory systems as well as pre-term, low birth weight babies. At A R Periodontics, Dr. Rothstein is totally focused on his patients. His honesty and integrity are apparent in everything he says and

does—which is evident in the patient reviews that are fed unfiltered to his website for all to read. Dr. Rothstein taps into his extensive training to tailor treatment plans from a wide array of services to the specific needs of the individual. “Patients worry that being referred to a periodontist means they’re going to lose their teeth,” Dr. Rothstein says, “but my focus is on saving teeth.”

Local antibiotic treatment Bacteriological testing

Alan Rothstein, DDS A R PERIODONTICS, PC

Dental hygiene treatment and education

16 Pocono Road, Suite 304 Denville, NJ 07834 973-625-1491

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Caggiano Orthodontics

Having worked as a biomedical engineer prior to becoming a dentist, David Caggiano, DMD, MS, is uniquely qualified to evaluate and leverage the latest advances in his field.

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he technology behind braces is changing rapidly. These tools help me engineer customized treatment programs in the most efficient and comfortable way possible,” Dr. Caggiano says. “The difference between braces today and even just a few years ago is dramatic. Today’s high-tech orthodontists should be using self-ligating braces with body heat activated wires, goop-free impression computers, 3D x-rays,

computerized brace placement and lasers, to name just a few of the advancements.” The benefits of these technologies are faster and more accurate outcomes, (read more beautiful smiles) requiring fewer patient appointments and more patient comfort. In addition to his technical skills, Dr. Caggiano takes pride in his patient-friendly office and the positive, unsolicited Google reviews he consistently receives. “We take pride in the double meaning hinted at in our tagline – ‘You’ll love the way we make you smile’. When done with your treatment, you will love your new smile, but we will also make you smile at each appointment along the way.”

DAVID CAGGIANO, DMD, MS AREA OF PRACTICE Orthodontics

EDUCATION + TRAINING New Jersey Institute of Technology University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey General residency, Newark Beth Israel Hospital Orthodontic residency, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

SERVICES Braces for Children and Adults Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® (Premier Preferred Provider) Harmony Lingual Braces (self-ligating braces)

David Caggiano, DMD, MS CAGGIANO ORTHODONTICS 316 Parsippany Road Parsippany 973-887-8780 USE THIS QR CODE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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Carcara Orthodontics

Salvatore J. Carcara, DMD, MS is a Board Certified orthodontist who is voted a Top Dentist and earns accolades year after year from both his peers and patients for the commitment and passion he brings to patient care.

D SALVATORE J. CARCARA, DMD, MS, PC AREA OF PRACTICE Orthodontics

EDUCATION + TRAINING Fairleigh Dickinson University University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Residency, Hackensack University Medical Center SUNY at Buffalo, Graduate School of Oral Medicine

SERVICES Complimentary initial consultation Orthodontics for children and adults Dentofacial orthopedics Traditional braces

r. Carcara takes a modern approach to orthodontic treatment utilizing the latest technology, such as computerized diagnostic tools and self-ligating braces that are more comfortable and shorten treatment times. “I can’t stress enough the value of early intervention. Children should make an initial visit to the orthodontist at the age of seven,” he says. “Early diagnosis allows me to implement a treatment plan that eliminates habits such as thumb-sucking and tongue thrust, and improves facial development and bite correction. Doing so can prevent extractions and improve speech and the alignment of incoming teeth.”

To celebrate his 15th year of practice in Bergen County, Dr. Carcara recently opened a second office in Allendale to serve patients who live in Northwest Bergen County. He’s also expanded the Carcara Cash rewards program where patients earn points for taking care of their teeth that can be redeemed for prizes or donated to select charities including Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Autism Speaks and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Innovation C clear braces Invisalign Teen®

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381 Broadway, Suite 41, Westwood, NJ 07675 201-664-4443 70 West Allendale Avenue, Allendale, NJ 07401 (New location!) 201-962-7447

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Children’s Dentistry of Morristown Children’s Dentistry of Morristown is truly a special place where children of all ages, from infants through young adults as well as those with special needs, are treated in a warm and nurturing environment.

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The award-winning team of dentists, Suzy H. Press, DDS and Lisset Penton, DDS—along with up-andcoming NJ Top Dentist Ryan Scally, DMD—and their staff are passionate about what they do and are committed to caring for their patients’ dental and emotional needs as well as physical wellbeing. “We love getting to know our patients and their families,” says Dr. Press, mother of four. “We take the time to educate our patients about proper dental care and how diet can impact their oral health and, ultimately, their overall general health” explains the promising NJ Top Dentist, Dr. Scally. “Our goal is to work with our patients so that they can enjoy excellent oral health for a lifetime” says Dr. Penton. Dr. Press and Dr. Penton are

CHILDREN’S DENTISTRY OF MORRISTOWN AREA OF PRACTICE Pediatric Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING DR. PRESS Columbia University School of Dental Medicine - DDS Rutgers Dental School -  Certificate Pediatric Dentistry Rutgers Dental School - Masters Oral Biology DR. PENTON Columbia University School of Dental Medicine - DDS

graduates of Columbia University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Scally graduated from Rutgers Dental School where he received his certificate in pediatric dentistry; he is also Board Certified. Dr. Press received her certificate in pediatric dentistry from Rutgers Dental School, and Dr. Penton received hers from Interfaith Medical Center. Together, everyone at Children’s Dentistry of Morristown strives to make each child’s dental experience fun as well as safe and rewarding.

Interfaith Medical Center Certificate Pediatric Dentistry

SERVICES Cavity prevention Early childhood tooth decay Digital radiographs including extraoral bitewings Tooth brushing Tooth eruption Composite (white) fillings Caries detection using fluorescence technology Operating room full mouth rehabilitation Dental care for those with special needs

CHILDREN’S DENTISTRY OF MORRISTOWN 95 Madison Avenue, Suite AO8 Morristown, NJ 07960 973-898-6600 USE THIS QR CODE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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Cornerstone Dental

Experience can make the difference in the quality of care you receive. John Beckwith, DMD has nearly three decades of hands-on experience as well as advanced training in many of the innovations recently made in dentistry, thereby affirming his position as a highly qualified and respected professional.

D JOHN D. BECKWITH, DMD, FAGD, aFAAID AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine Misch Implant Institute, Surgical Training Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry Associate Fellow, American Academy of Implant Dentistry

SERVICES Dental implants (surgical and restorative) Cosmetic and laser dentistry Invisalign® Restorative dentistry Preventative dental hygiene therapy

ental care is no longer just about fixing teeth. It’s about reengineering the mouth by combining a thorough understanding of new materials and techniques available to enhance smiles with knowledge gained from years of treatment planning,” Dr. Beckwith says. “Over time, you learn what works in certain situations and what doesn’t.” Scientific research has identified significant and direct correlations between oral inflammatory conditions and a number of serious systemic diseases. As such, Dr. Beckwith focuses on proactively identifying underlying conditions that make patients susceptible to dental disease, and tailoring treatments accordingly. Today’s

dentist must be highly skilled in using dental implants, for example, as part of routine dental care. Dental implants offer the versatility of holding dentures in place, replacing missing teeth and providing more positive long-term outcomes without compromising the remaining dentition. “I customize treatments to the needs of the individual so they don’t have to re-experience a dental procedure,” he says. “There are a lot of options today to choose from that have greatly improved the level of care.” John D. Beckwith, DMD, FAGD, aFAAID CORNERSTONE DENTAL

VELscope® Advanced Oral Cancer Detection

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Daniel W. Carey, DDS

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By embracing technology and staying current on the latest advances in his field, Daniel W. Carey, DDS is able to deliver high quality, comprehensive care in a comfortable setting that goes a long way in ensuring patients stay relaxed.

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r. Carey is adept at using anesthesia for a truly painfree experience and uses the CompuDent Wand, a hand-held computercontrolled anesthesia delivery system that effectively eliminates the sting associated with syringes. “I really enjoy what I do and have some very good, long-term dental assistants and hygienists working in the office,” says Dr. Carey. “We are also very experienced with dental insurance processes and work efficiently to get claims filed.” Having been in practice in Basking Ridge for 28 years, Dr. Carey is a frequent guest at local schools—especially in February during Children’s Dental Health Month—explaining the benefits of good dental care. He also leverages technology, such as intraoral

DANIEL W. CAREY, DDS AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry Cosmetic Services

cameras that provide photographs from inside a patient’s mouth, to help further explain conditions, needed treatments, show progress being made and help people relax. “Communication is an important part of establishing trust. I talk to my patients throughout a procedure so they understand exactly what’s happening and treat them the way I want to be treated when I’m in a dentist’s chair,” he concludes. The office processes all insurance claims for patients, and offers Care Credit payment plans as well. Daniel W. Carey, DDS 102 South Finley Avenue Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 | 908-766-7441

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EDUCATION + TRAINING Seton Hall University, B.S. Biology New York University College of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery D.D.S. JFK Medical Center- General Practice Residency, Emergency and Restorative Dental Care

SERVICES Cosmetic dentistry Veneers Tooth colored fillings Teeth whitening Oral cancer screening exams Pediatric dental care Implant restorative therapy Root canal therapy Crowns/bridgework Snore appliance therapy Bruxism appliance Restorative dentistry

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Dennis G. Coyle, DMD, FAGD

“Our team’s focus is to provide the opportunity for our patients to live well. This approach begins with a one-on-one consultation for understanding a patient’s wants and needs,” explains Dennis G. Coyle, DMD, FAGD. “It’s best to spend a lot of time upfront to make sure we comprehend a patient’s goals and that they understand the treatment options available to them.”

DENNIS G. COYLE, DMD, FAGD AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry – Cosmetic Services

EDUCATION + TRAINING University of Notre Dame Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry

SERVICES Cosmetic dentistry Deep bleaching Digital photography Doppler cavity detection Implant restorations Porcelain laminates/veneers Invisalign® orthodontics Snoring / sleep apnea TMJ / headache appliance therapy VELscope® cancer screening

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t’s routine for Dr. Coyle to screen for high blood pressure, oral cancer and other systematic conditions. He has many years of experience in diagnosing and treating tension headaches related to TMJ. Dr. Coyle also has advanced education in evaluating snoring and clenching and how it may impact sleep apnea. Dr. Coyle has been practicing general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry in Madison for nearly three decades. His dedication to this pursuit of excellence is noted by his status as a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry since 2003, an

honor earned by less than 7 percent of general dentists. Dr. Coyle credits the success of his practice to his entire team—his office staff and the network of referring specialists. “Our patients know that we are advocates for them. We come to work each day with one goal in mind: provide the best possible care for our patients.”

Nitrous oxide sedation

Dennis G. Coyle, DMD, FAGD 8 Shunpike Road, Madison, NJ 07940 973-966-6555 www.CoyleDentistry.com

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Dental 2000

At Dental 2000, Lawrence Kaplan, DDS and his staff of dedicated professionals dare to offer what other offices cannot. You’re guaranteed your treatment will be pain-free or your visit is free.

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hen I entered the profession in 1970, I realized people’s biggest objection to going to the dentist was fear of pain,” says Dr. Kaplan. “Delivering pain-free services is my mission, and I teach others around the country techniques to make this happen.” He’s proud to have created a happy dental home for his patients. At Dental 2000, his team has a commitment to first treat patients’ emotional needs before their teeth. This is achieved through relationship building, trust and sensitivity to each individual person. Dr. Kaplan’s passionate about creating a customized dental plan designed to meet patients’ needs. “My role is to be an educator and coach for my patients’ so they can

LAWRENCE KAPLAN, DDS AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry

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ultimately be responsible for their own dental health,” Dr. Kaplan says. “I love my practice and like to think I can make a difference in my patients’ lives.” The dentists and specialists bring their unique talents so all services can be provided onsite. They offer candlelight dentistry with heated neck pillows and paraffin treatments to further enhance their patients’ experiences.

New York University, Dental School American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Doctor of Conscious Sedation American Academy of Facial Esthetics Life Member of the American Dental Association Academy of General Dentistry Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree (DDS)

SERVICES Pain-free & oral conscious sedation dentistry Cosmetic & candlelight spa dentistry No needle, no drill laser dentistry

Lawrence Kaplan, DDS DENTAL 2000 360 Route 46 East Totowa, NJ 07512 973-890-0600 www.Dental2000NJ.com USE THIS QR CODE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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Implants, crowns and life-like bridges Invisalign® Zoom!® & Kor teeth whitening Non-surgical gum therapy Root canal therapy Same day emergency dental care Convenient evening and Saturday appointments

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Dynamic Dental Arts

Lori VanderWende-Bleeker, DMD has worked in the dental profession for 29 years, first as a hygienist and dental assistant before graduating from dental school as a member of the Gamma Pi Delta honor society.

S LORI A. VANDERWENDEBLEEKER, DMD, PA AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

SERVICES Composite fillings Bridges Crowns Hygiene/periodontal health Teeth whitening Zoom!® whitening Veneers Dental implants Dentures Extractions Root canals (endodontics) Inlays/onlay

he worked in several offices before opening her own practice 13 years ago and combines her hard-earned skills and state-ofthe-art equipment to provide the utmost in personalized care for her patients. “I keep up-to-date on new dental technologies and incorporate them after their usefulness has been proven, as opposed to as soon as they’re introduced to the market,” says Dr. Bleeker. “At Dynamic Dental, we always put our patients first. I just had a new patient tell me that her dental visit was the best she’s ever had.” In fact, Dr. Bleeker is known to frequently spend 90 minutes with new patients to learn about their needs and to educate them about their options so there are no surprises down the line. When the need arises,

and as an added convenience, she has a dental surgeon who will come to her Wayne office to do extractions, implants and similar procedures. Dr. Bleeker is a proud member of NJDA, ADA and has been consistently featured as a Top Dentist since 2005. In addition, she is an active volunteer in her community, donating free dental services for those who can’t afford them and contributing toothbrushes and toothpaste to international disaster relief efforts.

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Glen Ridge Cosmetic and Family Dentistry There are very few general dentists who have completed the rigorous coursework and exams, as well as the ongoing continuing education, needed to obtain and maintain the prestigious designation of a Fellow awarded by the Academy of General Dentistry—and Louis Theodorou, DMD, FAGD is one of them.

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his designation orthodontics are just a “Quality keeps you up-todentistry is few advances that have date and exposed to greatly improved dental far more than comprehensive materials care. For example, ‘drill and fill’ and procedures that go digital radiography has way beyond dental school, these days.” significantly lowered the something that is all the level of radiation used in more important in the fast-changing X-rays and gum lasers can treat gum dental industry,” says Dr. Theodorou, conditions without bleeding or the who grew up in Glen Ridge and use of stitches. bought the Glen Ridge Cosmetic Glen Ridge Cosmetic and & Family Dentistry practice from Family Dentistry uses the latest the dentist he went to in his youth. sterilization techniques and provides “Quality dentistry is far more than comprehensive and personalized ‘drill and fill’ these days.” service in a relaxed, recently Dr. Theodorou explains that lasers, refurbished facility with televisions in digital technology and Invisalign® the examinations rooms.

LOUIS THEODOROU, DMD, FAGD AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING Rutgers University University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey

SERVICES Nitrous oxide sedation Periodontics Oral surgery Endodontics Pediatric dentistry TMJ disorder Laser cavity detection Extreme smile makeover Porcelain laminate veneers Invisalign® ZOOM!® teeth whitening

Louis Theodorou, DMD, FAGD GLEN RIDGE COSMETIC AND FAMILY DENTISTRY 89 Glenridge Avenue Glen Ridge, NJ 07028 973-743-6092 USE THIS QR CODE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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Implant restorations Porcelain crowns Dental bridges Composite fillings Dental bonding Laser gum treatment and surgery

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Gallery of Little Smiles

As a pediatric dentist, Dennis Lam, DDS, MS, FRCD(C) is specially trained to address not only the unique needs of infants, children and adolescents—which are often very different from adult dental considerations—but also to treat patients with special needs.

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DENNIS W. LAM, DDS, MS, FRCD(C) AREA OF PRACTICE Pediatric Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING University of Toronto – B.Sc. Queen’s University – M.S. Columbia University – College of Dental Medicine New York Methodist Hospital – General Practice Residency Bronx-Lebanon Hospital – Residency in Pediatric Dentistry

SERVICES Complete dental care for infants, children, and adolescents Sedation dentistry Special needs dentistry Hospital dentistry (general anesthesia)

believe very strongly that a patient’s special need should not exclude him or her from getting the very best dental care we can provide. Patients with ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and PDD are only a few examples of patients we see every day who require a unique and special approach to dental care and management,” he says. With the ability and know-how to customize visits for each patient, the staff at Gallery of Little Smiles takes a behavior management approach to cater to each patient and his or her specific temperaments. From a warm smile to various sedation options including nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to in-office IV sedation, to in-hospital general anesthesia, Dr. Lam

leads a caring team dedicated to making each dental visit as seamless as possible. With quality of care as a pinnacle staple of his practice, children who go to Dr. Lam at Gallery of Little Smiles actually want to go to the dentist. It’s true.

Early orthodontic treatment

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Computerized (painless) anesthesia delivery Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) Private treatment rooms Personalized, patient-oriented care

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Gallery of Smiles

At Gallery of Smiles patients always come first. Jeannette Glass, DMD, MS goes out of her way to make her patients feel comfortable while delivering the utmost in care, and now offers a number of sedation options to further enhance the dental experience by helping nervous patients relax.

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edation can transform a visit to the dentist for anyone who feels anxious about being in a dental chair,” says Dr. Glass. “What some patients used to consider an overwhelming obstacle becomes stress-free, manageable and even a pleasant experience. Patients return for follow up visits and treatments with a positive attitude.” At her boutique practice, Dr. Glass sees only one patient at a time and creates individualized treatment plans after discussing various options, whether it is for a complete smile makeover or more routine care. As an added convenience, her husband, Dr. Lam, treats young patients at the office next door, Gallery of Little Smiles. Dr. Glass has an obvious passion for the art and science of her

“Dr. Glass’ passion for dentistry, perfectionism and love of artistry is reflected in the way her spa-like practice is designed and in the way she treats her patients.” profession that is reflected in her love of learning. She passed a myriad of board examination to practice dentistry in New York, New Jersey as well as Canada. Dr. Glass has also participated in additional orthodontic courses at the University of California, an extensive internship at Harvard University and delved into oral and maxillofacial surgery at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Jeannette Glass, DMD, MS GALLERY OF SMILES 220 Ridgedale Avenue, Suite B1 Florham Park, NJ 07932 973.295.6600 www.GalleryofSmilesNJ.com

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JEANNETTE GLASS, DMD, MS AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry-Cosmetic Services

EDUCATION + TRAINING University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (BS-Microbiology and Immunology; MS-Oral Biological and Medical Science; and Doctor of Dental Medicine) Harvard University University of California, San Francisco Residency, Metropolitan Hospital and St. Vincent’s Hospital Mt. Sinai

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Dental implants Digital X-Rays Intraoral camera Invisalign® Veneers White fillings ZOOM!® Teeth whitening Laser treatments Smile makeovers Porcelain Crowns, Bridges & Veneers ViziLite cancer screening TMJ treatment Periodontal therapy Restorative dentistry Sedation

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Gruber Dental

“At Gruber Dental, we’re all about teamwork,” says Michael Gruber, DMD about his exceptional team. “We strive to provide the utmost in dental care and take the steps necessary to promote long-term oral health resulting in beautiful and lasting smiles.”

D MICHAEL GRUBER, DMD, FAGD, PA AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry, Doctor of Medical Dentistry Residency, Morristown Memorial Hospital

r. Gruber and his colleagues provide a wide range of general, cosmetic and restorative services including veneers, implants, oral surgery, periodontics, endodontics, pediatric dentistry, tooth whitening and Invisalign® orthodontics for the entire family. Dr. Gruber is also certified in the administration of Botox® and Juvederm® hyaluronic cosmetic dermal fillers. A nationally recognized leader in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Gruber utilizes cutting-edge technology such as digital X-rays, cone beam computed tomography (3-D CAT scans), lasers, cosmetic imaging for before-and-after

SERVICES Cosmetic dentistry Esthetic restorations

“At Gruber Dental, we’re all about teamwork.” says Michael Gruber, DMD, FAGD, PA

Comprehensive (restorative) dentistry CEREC one visit crowns Implant dentistry Porcelain veneers ZOOM!® tooth whitening Invisalign® orthodontics Oral surgery Pediatric dentistry Root canal therapy

smiles, shade scanners to customize tooth color, diagnostic intra-oral video cameras and 3-D digital impressions scanning for perfect-fitting same day restorations. Dr. Gruber earned a prestigious fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry and is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Academy of Implant Dentistry and American Academy of Facial Esthetics. He’s also an attending staff dentist at Morristown Memorial Hospital, teaching cosmetic dentistry and esthetic restorations. Dr. Gruber also believes in giving back to the community, and has established a free dental center for the children of the Boys and Girls Club of Newark.

Michael Gruber, DMD, FAGD, PA; Daniel Cohen, DDS; Michela Russo, DDS; Peter Rosenbauer, DMD GRUBER DENTAL 362 Suite A-4, Parsippany Road Parsippany 973-428-1515

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Kevin D. Marshall, DMD

For three decades, Kevin D. Marshall, DMD has adhered to his mission statement: Dedicated to dental perfection and comfort in a professional and relaxed setting.

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e regularly attends educational programs to stay ahead of the curve on scientific research and advances being introduced to his field. Dr. Marshall also educates his patients on obtaining optimal health by paying attention to the mouth-body connection and how poor dental health has been linked to systemic disease. “Appointments are personalized and respectful of people’s time,” Dr. Marshall says. “Our goal is to be a ‘no waiting’ office, so we don’t overbook to ensure that appointments stay on time and you will not feel rushed.” Overlooking the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, Dr. Marshall practices pain-free dentistry and utilizes the latest equipment to improve dental diagnosis, delivery and patient comfort. All of the treatment rooms are equipped with 26-inch

“Our goal is to be a ‘no waiting’ office, so we don’t overbook to ensure that appointments stay on time and you will not feel rushed.”

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television screens so digital X-rays and intraoral photos are easier for patients to see and understand. His reputation earns him referrals from patients and dental colleagues who regularly see his work—their trust is the ultimate endorsement of his skills and capabilities. Dr. Marshall helps patients maximize benefits to keep dental care affordable. He also believes in giving back and works with Dental Lifeline Network, a not-for-profit organization that donates dental services to those in need.

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EDUCATION + TRAINING Rutgers University Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry Residency, East Orange VA Medical Center Doctor of Dental Medicine, DMD

SERVICES Cosmetic dentistry Crowns Bridges Dentures Endodontics Esthetic restorations Extractions Implant dentistry Invisalign® orthodontics Pediatric dentistry Porcelain veneers Restorative dentistry Sports mouthgaurds Teeth whitening TMJ dysfunction

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Kids Dental Kare

According to Jay Felsenstein, DDS, affectionately known to all as Dr. Jay, there’s really no such thing as being too young to go to the dentist. Primary teeth are important for proper chewing and eating; providing space for permanent teeth and guiding them into the correct positions and permitting normal development of the jaw bone and muscles.

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JAY FELSENSTEIN, DDS AREA OF PRACTICE Pediatric Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING Columbia University SUNY at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Eastman Dental Center-Pediatric Dental Residency

SERVICES Preventative care Oral hygiene instruction Monitor growth and development Complete examination including soft tissue evaluation Cancer screening Diet counseling Sealants

ot everyone has the patience to treat young people. Our team of highly trained professionals at Kids Dental Kare knows how to communicate with children and are sensitive to their needs,” says Dr. Felsenstein, the thirty-year pediatric dentistry veteran. At Kids Dental Kare the team is committed to staying current on the latest professional recommendations for pediatric preventative and restorative treatments. The office is brightly decorated and everyone in the office knows how to twist together popular balloon figures for their departing guests. The Kids Dental Kare website is filled with information for parents

and fun activities for children. “I love working with kids. I want them to look forward to coming to the dentist,” Dr. Jay says.

Composite (white) fillings Mouthguards

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Metro Dental Associates

A leader in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, Jay Schuster, DDS is proud to be recognized as an NJ Top Dentist. Whether providing basic oral care or a complete smile makeover, Dr. Schuster and his warm, caring staff treat patients like family in their Morristown office.

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ith over 25 years of experience in restorative, cosmetic and implant dentistry, as well as hundreds of hours of continuing education, Dr. Schuster takes the time to educate his patients about how to achieve optimum oral health. Mercury-free materials, BPAfree cosmetic restorations and digital x-rays are standard in this high-tech office, along with intraoral cameras, ZOOM! 1-hour whitening, Invisalign® and lasers for thorough diagnosis and treatment. In addition to VELscope® for oral cancer screening, Metro Dental Associates is one of the few practices in the state proud to offer E4D Dentist®, a chairside CAD/CAM system that creates crowns, onlays, inlays and veneers in one visit. No wonder patients from

JAY SCHUSTER, DDS AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING New York University College of Dentistry

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California to Florida and around the world including Australia, Ghana and England seek and trust him.

Dental Implants Tooth colored Fillings Porcelain veneers Invisalign® Smile makeover Soft tissue laser VELscope® ZOOM!® 1-hour whitening DIAGNOdent (digital diagnosis of decay)

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Morristown Orthodontics

Rupali Wadhwa, BDS, DMD, MS brings a unique blend of technical skill, artistic command and scientific background to her orthodontic practice.

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RUPALI WADHWA, BDS, DMD, MS AREA OF PRACTICE Orthodontics

EDUCATION + TRAINING Oklahoma University School of Dental Medicine Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) Masters of Science (MS) Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) Certificate in Orthodontics

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Braces Clarity Damon system Dentofacial orthopedics In-ovation Invisalign® Sleep apnea Smart clip Surgical orthodontics TMJ

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In addition to years of hands-on experience, she has authored a number of clinical papers published in peer-reviewed orthodontic journals and was an Assistant Professor and Research Director of Orthodontics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Working in an academic setting has exposed Dr. Wadhwa to some of the most innovative, cutting-edge orthodontic treatments as they were being developed, and she is very familiar with their use and effectiveness. The state of the art office has a sophisticated CS digital orthodontic solution that integrates intraoral scanning and 3D extraoral imaging to help deliver an even higher level of care to their patients. “Each patient is unique, and being knowledgeable about the most recent dental technology helps me customize a treatment plan for each individual so they achieve a beautiful, functional smile,” Dr. Wadhwa says. As a leading orthodontist and

working mother herself, Dr. Wadhwa fully appreciates and respects the time her patients carve out of their busy lives for orthodontic appointments. She never rushes or overbooks, educates patients on treatment options and encourages their participation to ensure the best Rupali Wadhwa, BDS, DMD, MS MORRISTOWN ORTHODONTICS 161 Washington Street, Morristown 202 South Orange Avenue, South Orange 973-538-2171

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NJ Center of Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry When a long-time patient was asked what sets Donald Lapine, DMD and Anthony Vocaturo, DDS apart from others in the dental profession, she said you can tell that everyone in the office truly cares about their patients.

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r. Vocaturo and I have very different personalities and complementary skills that have created a wonderful dynamic,” says Dr. Lapine. “In addition, there have been incredible improvements in technology, such as wand anesthesia that avoids needle injections that has made dentistry—especially cosmetic dentistry— less painful and more predictable.” Procedures such as power whitening with the “Zoom” are extremely reliable, and advances in lab techniques and the introduction of Invisalign® have made smile makeovers even more dramatic— evident on the Smile Gallery page of their website. In addition to popular cosmetic treatments, Drs. Vocaturo and Lapine provide general dental services to maintain and/or improve overall dental health. Both dentists at the

NJ CENTER OF COSMETIC & RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING DR. LAPINE University of Scranton University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Cosmetic & Wellness Center have also helped pioneer advances by doing product and technology evaluations for some of the largest dental technology and device companies. “We believe that prevention is the key to having a lifetime of good dental health, and our dental technologies as well as treatments reflect our philosophy,” explains Dr. Vocaturo.

Overlook Hospital residency DR. VOCATURO Fairleigh Dickinson University New York University College of Dentistry

SERVICES Extreme smile makeover Bonding and veneers Laser dentistry Tooth whitening Invisalign® Dental implants

Donald Lapine, DMD, FACE, FAGD Anthony Vocaturo, DDS, FACE, FIADFE, FAGD, AAACD NJ CENTER OF COSMETIC & RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY USE THIS QR CODE FOR MORE INFORMATION

90 Avenue B, Bayonne, New Jersey 07002 201-436-1100 www.NJCosmeticDentist.com View Full Profile at www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY:

Crowns Tooth colored fillings Dentures TMJ treatments Preventative exams and cleaning

Hudson SPECIALTY: General Dentistry

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North Jersey Endodontics

Fredric A. Lubit, DDS graduated from and completed his Endodontic Training at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, where he also taught for several years before devoting himself full-time to North Jersey Endodontics.

R FREDRIC A. LUBIT, DDS AREA OF PRACTICE Endodontics

EDUCATION + TRAINING Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

SERVICES Root canals Root canal treatment Root canal surgery Pain management

oot canals are a common dental procedure and, if done correctly, can save your natural tooth and prevent the need for dental implants, bridges or dentures in the future. As such, it’s important to find the right doctor to do the procedure. In addition to being highly qualified and experienced, Dr. Lubit provides old fashioned customer service in a compassionate and ethical manner while utilizing cutting-edge technology. “This is a relatively small office, so you don’t see a different doctor every time you come in,” Dr. Lubit says. “We go out of our way to help our patients relax and perform

procedures in the most painless and calming manner possible.” Both of Dr. Lubit’s experienced Endodontic Associates Dr. Eileen Hansen and Dr. Paul Langer do their utmost to continue the gentle caring approach that Dr. Lubit has brought to North Jersey Endodontics. North Jersey Endodontics has two convenient locations and participates with a large number of insurance companies. Emergency appointments are available and the office is also open most Saturdays.

“We go out of our way to help our patients relax and perform procedures in the most painless and calming manner possible.” Fredric A. Lubit, DDS NORTH JERSEY ENDODONTICS 1292 Hamburg Turnpike | Wayne 11 Kiel Avenue | Kinnelon 973-633-1155

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River Edge Family Dental

The Best. Wonderful. Incredibly talented. Friendly. Masterful. These are but a few of the descriptions patients have for Marlen Martirossian, DDS, their favorite dentist.

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ut what exactly is it about Dr. Martirossian that has patients willing to travel long distances to seek out his talents? For most patients, it’s Dr. Martirossian’s constant push to educate himself on the latest dental advances. They love that Dr. Martirossian can deliver beautiful smiles using the broadest array of techniques without having to go to multiple dental specialists, and he is able to do it all with an artistic eye. Through his training at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies, Dr. Martirossian has mastered a wide range of complicated restorative procedures to produce

simply beautiful smiles. Called neuromuscular dentistry, the field draws from a creative toolkit of implants, porcelain veneers, TMJ treatment, braces, New You Dentures and more to treat not just your teeth, but your gums, muscles and jaw joints so your smile and bite are in perfect alignment. The result? Happy, healthy, productive patients. Dr. Martirossian is recognized as a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and The International Association of Comprehensive Esthetics. When you are ready to move up to a dental experience that will leave you smiling, Dr. Martirossian and his team stand ready to fulfill your expectations.

Marlen Martirossian, DDS RIVER EDGE FAMILY DENTAL 130 Kinderkamack Road, Suite 303 River Edge 201-343-4044 USE THIS QR CODE FOR MORE INFORMATION

www.RiverEdgeDental.com View Full Profile at www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Bergen SPECIALTY: General Dentistry

MARLEN MARTIROSSIAN, DDS AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies New York University College of Dentistry Hunter College

SERVICES Bonding / bridges / crowns Inlays / onlays Full mouth rehabilitation Smile makeovers Invisalign® / lumineers Porcelain veneers New You Dentures Snap On Smile Advanced implants Preventive therapies Sealants / cleaning Neuromuscular Snoring Root canal TMJ Occlusion Gum disease Periodontics Spa amenities TENS – facial relaxation T-Scan computerized bite K7 occlusal analysis

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HAL H. KIMOWITZ, DMD, FAGD, PA AND ADAM S. KIMOWITZ, DMD AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING

HAL KIMOWITZ, DMD Rutgers School of Dental Medicine Misch Institute of Implant Dentistry Post-Graduate GP program for Periodontics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine Residency, General Practice at Newark Beth Israel Fellow and Diplomate - International College of oral Implantologists ADAM KIMOWITZ, DMD, FICOI Rutgers School of Dental Medicine - Post Doctoral Implant Dentistry Program AAID MaxiCourse  Associate Fellow - American Academy of Implant Dentistry Fellow-International College of Oral Implantology Faculty-Vizstara Implant Education

ROSALIE P. NGUYEN, DMD AREA OF PRACTICE

Denville Dentist Hal Kimowitz, DMD and Adam Kimowitz, DMD are a dedicated fatherand-son dental duo who are proven leaders in the field of dentistry.

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e are trained in the multidisciplinary areas of implant surgery and restoration, cosmetic, CAD-CAM, reconstructive and preventive dentistry for families,” says Drs. Kimowitz. This award-winning team proudly provides their patients with quality services including, but not limited to Hybridge implant full arch replacement, denture stabilization with implants, cosmetic dentistry, an on-site laboratory and Cerec lab services.

Hal H. Kimowitz, DMD, FAGD, PA and Adam S. Kimowitz, DMD DENVILLE DENTIST 75 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 205, Denville, NJ 07834 877-626-1112 www.Denville Dentist.com View Full Profile at www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY:

Morris

SPECIALTY: General dentistry

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Edgewater Pediatric Dentistry At Edgewater Pediatric Dentistry, your children receive the best in dental care and patient experiences.

Pediatric Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Dental residency, St. Joseph’s Children Hospital and Medical Center Pediatric dental residency, St. Barnabas Hospital, New York Disabilities training, Rose F. Kennedy Center, New York

SERVICES Nitrous oxide In office oral sedation In office IV sedation General anesthesia at Hackensack University Medical Center

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ombining fun with the most current, state of the art dental technology, Edgewater Pediatric Dentistry offers a nurturing and patientoriented approach to even the most apprehensive child. Their progressive technology includes digital x-rays that expose 50% less radiation and no longer demands for your child to bite down and hold a hard sensor inside his or her mouth.

Rosalie P. Nguyen, DMD EDGEWATER PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY 725 River Road, Suite 204A, Edgewater, NJ 07020 201-313-KIDS (5437) www.Edgewater PediatricDentistry.com View Full Profile at www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY:

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SPECIALTY: Pediatric Dentistry

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LOUIS R. VITA, DDS

“As a human being, there is no greater thrill than making a difference for a person that positively changes their life,” says Louis R. Vita, DDS.

AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry Head, neck and facial pain and TMJ disorders

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e offers a full service, family dental practice in his welcoming, comfortable office in Clifton. Dr. Vita has a special focus in addition to his highly successful general practice. For 28 years, he has researched and developed the most appropriate and effective screening methods and treatment plans for people suffering with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and neck disorders. At the Vita Head, Neck & Facial Pain Relief Center, he has successfully treated thousands of patients; focusing first on the patient-specific, accurate diagnosis. Common symptoms of a TMJ disorder include: headaches; facial pain; ear pain, clogging, and ringing; jaw clicking or popping noises; neck or shoulder pain; and poor sleep quality. Dr. Vita considers and offers all treatment options to patients including correction to the upper cervical spine using a very specialized Atlas Orthogonal Therapy. His patients know the value of his knowledge and appreciate his extraordinary compassion and desire to correct their problems and improve their lives

EDUCATION + TRAINING LOUIS R. VITA, DDS 991 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07013 973-777-1933 www.DrLouisVita.com View Full Profile at www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY:

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SPECIALTY: General Dentistry

Michael Liberto, DDS has a well-earned reputation among his peers and the community as a trusted and highly skilled professional who’s passionate about his work.

1120 Springfield Avenue Mountainside, NJ 07092 908-232-2242 www.DrMichael Liberto.com View Full Profile at www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY:

Union

SPECIALTY: General Dentistry – Cosmetic Services

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Georgetown University, School of Dentistry Piper Clinic, Certification in Advanced TMJ Disorders Dawson Center, for Advanced Dental Studies Parker E. Mahan Facial Pain Center L. D. Pankey Institute, for Advanced Dental Studies

SERVICES USE THIS QR CODE FOR MORE INFO

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ut aside from such proven experience, what patients quickly realize is the amount of specialized care provided during each and every visit. “In most cases, cosmetic and restorative dentistry can have a dramatic impact on a patient’s quality of life and overall health” he says. “We treat patients like family and listen carefully to their concerns.” Working with a dedicated team of professionals, Dr. Liberto and his team are committed to every patient’s comfort while providing a one-of-a-kind service. In fact, the office accepts virtually all insurances and is available to accommodate before and after work schedules. “We love what we do! It’s an incredibly rewarding time to be a dentist.”

TMJ consultation/examination Neck therapy with Atlas Orthogonal Treatment Non-surgical treatment options Full service dental treatments

MICHAEL LIBERTO, DDS AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry – Cosmetic Services

EDUCATION + TRAINING Rutgers University Howard University, College of Dentistry Residency, The Mountainside Hospital in Montclair Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)

SERVICES Complete family care Dental implants Emergency care Digital x-rays Permanent “Teeth in a Day” Periodontal treatment Root canal therapy Teeth whitening, white fillings Crowns and bridges

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NICHOLAS J. TRIA, DMD AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

SERVICES Dental implants Invisalign® Professional teeth whitening ZOOM!® Root canals Extractions Bridge work Dentures and partials Porcelain veneers Emergency treatment available Nitrous oxide available (sweet air)

CLAIRE SPARAGNA, DMD AREA OF PRACTICE General Dentistry

EDUCATION + TRAINING Boston College University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

SERVICES Bridges Crowns Dental implants Dentures Endodontic therapy Invisalign® Lumineers Periodontal therapy Porcelain veneers Teeth whitening

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Nicholas J. Tria, DMD Integrity is what defines Dr. Tria. He strives to offer the best dental care available. Dr. Tria provides a comprehensive assessment of your dental issues along with treatment options. Ultimately, his patients receive the best dental treatment that suits their wants and needs. NICHOLAS J. TRIA, DMD

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r. Tria has extensive experience in all phases of dentistry and uses state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, such as non-invasive, computer guided implant placement. He performs most procedures in his office for your convenience. Dr. Tria welcomes you to visit his office and discuss your dental needs.

1008 Valley Road Wayne, NJ 07470 973-696-5444 View Full Profile at www.NJTopDentists.com www.DrNicholasTria.com COUNTY:

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SPECIALTY: General Dentistry

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Shore Family Dental “My patients, like my staff, have become family to our practice and I believe this, as much as the provision of care, provides the forum for optimal health care,” says Claire Sparagna, DMD.

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r. Sparagna believes dentistry is a fusion of medicine and engineering based on the assessment of patient’s overall health. It’s the goal of Shore Family Dental to resolve pathologies and engineer dental restorations to reestablish functional and physiologic health.

Claire Sparagna, DMD SHORE FAMILY DENTAL 222 New Road, Suite 803 Linwood, NJ 08221 609-926-3222 View Full Profile at www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY:

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SPECIALTY: General Dentistry

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DIRECTORY

NJ Top Dentists Approved Providers All practices listed in the directory have submitted a qualification questionnaire and have been reviewed and approved by NJ Top Dentists within the last 12 months. Any practice not listed, may have not applied for review as of yet. The following providers have been reviewed, approved and are featured online (O = Featured Online) at www.NJTopDentists.com and may be also featured within the magazine. (P =Profiled in this publication)

ENDODONTICS O Dr.

Fabio G. Apolito Advanced Endodontic Associates CITY Ocean COUNTY Ocean P O Dr.

Fredric A. Lubit North Jersey Endodontics CITY Kinnelon COUNTY Morris

GENERAL DENTISTRY O Dr.

Allison Adams Adams Dental CITY Madison COUNTY Morris P O Dr.

John D. Beckwith Cornerstone Dental CITY Hillsborough COUNTY Somerset O Dr.

Gari Bloom The Center for Excellence in Dentistry CITY New Brunswick COUNTY Middlesex O Dr. Anthony CITY Montville COUNTY Morris

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P O Dr. Daniel W. Carey CITY Basking Ridge COUNTY Somerset O Dr. David Castellano CITY Warren COUNTY Somerset O Dr.

Peter Ciampi Spring Lake Dental Care CITY Spring Lake COUNTY Monmouth P O Dr. Dennis G. Coyle CITY Madison COUNTY Morris O Dr.

Debra Ann Duryea Aesthetic Image Dentistry CITY Mendham COUNTY Morris O Dr. David Fields CITY Montville COUNTY Morris O Dr.

Edward Gaines Lawrence Dental CITY Lawrenceville COUNTY Mercer P O Dr.

Jeannette Glass Gallery of Smiles CITY Florham Park COUNTY Morris

P O Dr.

Ira Goldberg Morris County Dental Associates, LLC CITY Succasunna COUNTY Morris O Dr. Richard E. Goldberg CITY Monroe COUNTY Middlesex P O Dr.

Michael Gruber Gruber Dental CITY Parsippany COUNTY Morris P O Dr.

Lawrence Kaplan Dental 2000 CITY Totowa COUNTY Passaic P O Dr.

Adam S. Kimowitz Denville Dentist CITY Denville COUNTY Morris P O Dr.

Hal H. Kimowitz Denville Dentist CITY Denville COUNTY Morris P O Dr.

Donald Lapine Cosmetic & Wellness Center of NJ CITY Bayonne COUNTY Hudson P O Dr. Michael Liberto CITY Mountainside COUNTY Union O Dr. Jane Ligums CITY North Plainfield COUNTY Somerset O Dr. Patricia Lynch CITY Hoboken COUNTY Hudson P O Dr. Kevin Marshall CITY Oakland COUNTY Bergen P O Dr. Marlen Martirossian CITY River Edge COUNTY Bergen O Dr.

Sean McIntyre Advanced Dental Associates CITY Somers Point COUNTY Atlantic O Dr. Richard Meleo CITY North Plainfield COUNTY Somerset P O Dr. Sunita Merriman CITY Westfield COUNTY Union

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Gregorio Rago Hillsborough Dental Center CITY Hillsborough COUNTY Somerset

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P O Dr.

Edward Romano Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey CITY CITY Morristown COUNTY Morris

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O Dr. Samuel Romano CITY Madison COUNTY Morris

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Peter Rosenbauer Gruber Dental CITY Parsippany COUNTY Morris P O Dr.

Michela Russo Gruber Dental CITY Parsippany COUNTY Morris O Dr.

John Saraydarian Allendale Dental CITY Allendale COUNTY Bergen

James D. Walter All Smiles Family Dentistry CITY Montville COUNTY Morris Fred Puccio Midland Family Dental Care CITY Garfield COUNTY Bergen Robert Scherrer Advanced Dental Care of Glen Rock CITY Glen Rock COUNTY Bergen P O Dr.

Claire Sparagna Shore Family Dental CITY Linwood COUNTY Atlantic O Dr. Matthew Vaccaro Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey CITY Morristown COUNTY Morris

ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

P O Dr.

Jay Schuster Metro Dental Associates CITY Morristown COUNTY Morris

O Dr.

O Dr.

David Silverstrom The Silverstrom Group CITY Livingston COUNTY Essex

O Dr.

O Dr.

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Gary Silverstrom The Silverstrom Group CITY Livingston COUNTY Essex P O Dr.

Louis Theodorou Glen Ridge Cosmetic & Family Dentistry CITY Glen Ridge COUNTY Bergen P O Dr. Nicholas Tria CITY Wayne COUNTY Passaic P O Dr. Lori A. VanderWende-Bleeker

Dynamic Dental Arts CITY Wayne COUNTY Passaic P O Dr. Louis Vita CITY Clifton COUNTY Passaic P O Dr.

Anthony Vocaturo Cosmetic & Wellness Center of NJ CITY Bayonne COUNTY Hudson

Jason M. Auerbach Riverside Oral Surgery CITY River Edge COUNTY Bergen Philip R. Geron Westfield Oral Surgery Associates CITY Westfield COUNTY Union Ronen Gold Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Westfield CITY Westfield COUNTY Union O Dr.

Daniel Sullivan Warren Oral Surgery CITY Warren COUNTY Somerset

ORTHODONTICS P O Dr.

David Caggiano Caggiano Orthodontics CITY Parsippany COUNTY Morris P O Dr.

Salvatore Carcara Carcara Orthodontics CITY Westwood COUNTY Bergen O Dr. Tina S. Chung CITY Clifton COUNTY Passaic

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O Dr.

Gwen Cohen Cohen Orthodontics CITY Mahwah COUNTY Bergen

O Dr.

Darryl Engel Kindersmiles CITY Oradell COUNTY Bergen

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P O Dr.

Patrick Cuozzo Cuozzo Orthodontics CITY Lincroft COUNTY Monmouth

P O Dr.

O Dr.

O Dr.

Karen DeSimone DeSimone Orthodontics CITY Pennington COUNTY Mercer

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O Dr. Peter Magoulas CITY Shrewsbury COUNTY Monmouth

P O Dr.

O Dr.

Tara Savage Kidzdent CITY Old Bridge COUNTY Middlesex O Dr.

Tony S. Tyan Sweet Smile Orthodontics CITY Plainsboro COUNTY Middlesex O Dr.

Nancy Villa Kidzdent CITY Old Bridge COUNTY Middlesex O Dr. Rupali Wadhwa CITY Morristown COUNTY Morris

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY O Dr.

Cavan Brunsden Kidzdent CITY Old Bridge COUNTY Middlesex

Jay Felsenstein Kids Dental Kare CITY Howell COUNTY Monmouth Stephen Korson Summit Pediatric Dentistry CITY Summit COUNTY Union Dennis Lam Gallery of Little Smiles CITY Florham Park COUNTY Morris O Dr.

Cormac McDermott Kidzdent CITY Old Bridge COUNTY Middlesex P O Dr.

Rosalie Nguyen Edgwater Pediatric Dentistry CITY Edgewater COUNTY Bergen P O Dr.

Lisset Penton Children’s Dentistry of Morristown CITY Morristown COUNTY Morris P O Dr.

Suzy Press Children’s Dentistry of Morristown CITY Morristown COUNTY Morris O Dr.

Adam Schulhof Kindersmiles CITY Oradell COUNTY Bergen

Irvin B. Sherman Shore Children’s Dental Care CITY Avon by the Sea COUNTY Monmouth Edward Sonnenberg Flanders Pediatric Dentistry CITY Flanders COUNTY Morris

PERIODONTICS O Dr. Paul Barabas CITY Ridgewood COUNTY Bergen O Dr.

Tracy Ginsburg Associated Periodontists, LLC CITY Warren COUNTY Somerset O Dr.

Susan L. Goldfarb Advanced Peridontics & Implant Care CITY Teaneck COUNTY Bergen O Dr. Kathleen E. Nordman CITY Denville COUNTY Morris P O Dr.

Alan Rothstein AR Periodontics CITY Denville COUNTY Morris

O Dr. Charles Bloom The Center for Excellence in Dentistry CITY New Brunswick COUNTY Middlesex O Dr. Jerald Blum CITY Highland Park COUNTY Middlesex O Dr.

Ray Galvan The Center for Better Smiles, LLC CITY Fair Lawn COUNTY Bergen O Dr. Madalina Iorgulescu CITY Morristown COUNTY Morris O Dr.

Peter King Aesthetics Prosthodontics Dentistry CITY Glen Rock COUNTY Bergen O Dr. Arthur P. Weinberg CITY Woodcliff Lake COUNTY Bergen O Dr. Robert E. Weiner CITY Princeton COUNTY Mercer

PROSTHODONTICS O Dr.

Bruce Barnhard Oral Reconstructive Associates CITY Florham Park COUNTY Essex

The following providers have been reviewed and approved by NJ Top Dentists ENDODONTICS

Dr. John A. Atlas — West Milford

Dr. Joseph D’Amore — Englewood

Dr. Jonathan Koren — Raritan

Dr. Harout Barsemian — Morristown

Dr. Maria T. Batista — West New York

Dr. Teresa L. DeStefano — Raritan

Dr. Jeffrey Koslow — Deptford

Dr. Tom DiStefano — Basking Ridge

Dr. Jinu V. Kurian — Hamburg

Dr. Edward Dooley — Spring Lake

Dr. Thomas Lenox — Clinton

Dr. Gabriel F. Doria — Bayonne

Dr. Richard Mancino — Branchburg

Dr. Dorothy Drain — Sicklerville

Dr. Douglas Masi — Raritan

Dr. Terrence Duddy — Montague

Dr. Joseph Mason — Upper Montclair

Dr. Dolly Bower — Clifton Dr. Jeffrey Chen — Ridgewood Dr. Anthony Fasciano — Englewood Cliffs Dr. Jin Hahn — Ridgewood Dr. Lee Meadvin — Cherry Hill Dr. Dennis Pawlak — Ridgewood Dr. Michele A. Scrime — Toms River Dr. Lawrence P. Sheer — Clifton GENERAL DENTISTRY Dr. Lena Andriescu — Edgewater Dr. Mircea Andriescu — Edgewater Dr. Daniel J. Armento — Chester

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Dr. Douglas A. Block — Manalapan Dr. Patrick Brannon — Phillipsburg Dr. Kevin P. Browne — New Providence Dr. Alan M. Burton — Wayne Dr. Zelia D. Cannon — Sparta Dr. Guillermo Castillo — Union City Dr. David W. Chetkin — Clifton Dr. James Choe — Totowa Dr. Burton Cohen — Bayonne Dr. John G. Colucci — Jersey City Dr. Barry G. Dale — Tenafly

Dr. Howard Efron — Weehawken Dr. Robert J. Federman — Fort Lee Dr. James W. Fisher — Clifton Dr. Greg Gallant — West Caldwell

Dr. Mike Mavrostomos — Bedminster Dr. William B. Megill — Rocky Hill

Dr. Allyson Hurley — Bedminster

Dr. Mayra Modesto Garrido — Glen Rock

Dr. Stuart Isler — Denville

Dr. David Monokian — Marlton

Dr. Spiros Karas — Brick

Dr. Harry Monokian — Marlton

Dr. Brian S. Klohn — Lakehurst

Dr. Michael Monokian — Marlton


Dr. David Moran — Manalapan

Dr. Ronald Federman — Englewood

Dr. Derek R. Noonan — Sparta

Dr. Steven J. Garin — Marlton Dr. Shahin Ghobadi — Wayne

Dr. Naren Rajan — Mendham

Dr. Robert S. Gold — Randolph

Dr. Joseph E. Ralph — Clifton Dr. Stanley H. Rauchwerger — Hamilton Dr. Warren Ravner — Howell

Dr. Michael Kirsch — Caldwell Dr. Michael J. Markoff — Randolph Dr. Willam Ranucci — Montclair

Dr. John F. Raziano — Raritan

Dr. Michael D. Singer— Randolph

Dr. Steven Riesenberg — Washington

Dr. John Vecchione — Budd Lake

Dr. Philip A. Rispoli — Clifton

ORTHODONTICS

Dr. Seyed Shahmehdi — Clifton Dr. Bhairavi Sheth — Hillsborough Dr. Inna Silman — Manalapan

Dr. Joseph M. Arvay — Morristown Dr. Michael Arvystas — Denville Dr. Brian S. Bosonac — Clark

Dr. Maria Sokolina — Clifton

Dr. Mark Caplan — Millburn

Dr. James Susack — Pennsville Dr. Joseph A. Terranova — Hazlet Dr. George Thomas — Phillipsburg Dr. Edward M. Tirpack — Sparta Dr. Steven Tuckman — Clifton

Dr. Christopher Chung — Edison Dr. Marissa Clemente — Ridgewood Dr. Jeffrey S.Cooper — Ramsey Dr. Joshua Epstein — Manalapan Dr. Martin B. Epstein — Manalapan

Dr. Michelle S. Weddle — Watchung ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY Dr. Cyrus John Amato — West Orange

Dr. Julian Freeman — Turnersville Dr. Scott D. Gersch — Westfield Dr. Glenn D. Goldstein — Somerset

Dr. Marianne Cifelli — Randolph Dr. Michael A. Costello — Franklin Lakes

Dr. Douglas S. Harte — Livingston Dr. Howard A. Herman — Flemington Dr. Denise Kitay — Caldwell

Dr. Jeffrey C. Elbaum — Ocean

Dr. Frank W. Krause — Cranford

Dr. Lawrence Lieberman — Saddle Brook Dr. Ilya Lipkin — Emerson Dr. Allison Loeb — Oakland

PERIODONTICS Dr. Wayne F. Arndt — Morristown Dr. Anthony Chin — Warren

Dr. Robert Loeb — Oakland

Dr. Anthony M. DiCesare — Red Bank

Dr. Joseph H. Lohner — Sparta

Dr. David Goteiner — Chester

Dr. Drew R. Lombardi — Jersey City

Dr. Nitika K. Goyal — Summit

Dr. Matthew Milestone — Paramus

Dr. Andrew J. Greenberger — West Orange

Dr. Jonathan Nicozisis — Princeton Dr. Robert Robinson — New Providence Dr. Robert L. Sanford— Bridgewater

Dr. Akshay Kumar — Hackensack Dr. Gregory LaMorte — South Orange Dr. Maria Parrella — Madison

Dr. Sally Song — Wayne

Dr. Charles Procini — Marlton

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

Dr. Frank H. Ricker — Basking Ridge

Dr. Madeline M. Badalaty — Ocean

Dr. Stephen Sheinberg — Cresskill

Dr. Mitchell Bayroff — Summit

Dr. Richard Shin — Oradell

Dr. Melissa Burruezo — Bedminster

Dr. Rosalie Silvestri — Randolph

Dr. Yasmi O. Crystal — Bound Brook

Dr. Cory A. Wanatick — Fort Lee

Dr. Mary A. Flanagan — Clark

PROSTHODONTICS

Dr. Kerry Gallagher — Manalapan

Dr. Marc. B. Applebaum — Morristown

Dr. Michael P. Lateiner — Newton Dr. Aaron Mannella — Randolph Dr. Timothy P. McCabe — Westfield Dr. Tina Nguyen — Basking Ridge Dr. Maxim Sulla — Somerset Dr. Elisa Velazquez — Toms River

Dr. James M. Courey — Manalapan Dr. Christine A. Golis — Chester Dr. Eric Gordon — Redbank Dr. William Johnson — Denville Dr. Yatin Khanna — Edison Dr. Daniel Orellana — Denville Dr. Elaina Vergier — Englewood

REVIEW AND APPROVAL PROCESS Each applicant is reviewed anonymously and thoroughly using a comprehensive qualification questionnaire, research & an in-depth screening process (see “How Our Top Doctors & Top Dentists are Selected” document for specifics) before a decision of approval based on merit is made.

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Your Health

The Centenarians:

How We Are Living to Be

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n Greek Mythology, Tithonus was given the gift of immortality by Zeus. But without specifying the desire for eternal youth, Tithonus’ gift became a curse. Age sapped his strength and ruined his mind. Finally, the prince of Troy was so frail and so withered that he begged Zeus to reverse his blessing. Like many myths, the implications abound even now. Without ambrosia—the divine food of the gods—or it’s yetto-be-discovered 21st century equivalent, any modern-day quest for ageless immortality seems to be nothing but a wild

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“longevity is partially dictated by our genetic makeup and the medical histories of parents and grandparents” goose chase. But even without such novel discoveries, the population is growing older, with modern medicine and technology capable of advancing us well beyond our silver years. If you haven’t met a centenarian yet, chances are you will. You might even become one. Studies show that the average life expectancy has increased, seemingly defying the

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current American life calculated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is just shy of 79 years. According to projections by the US Census Bureau, baby boomers, defined as people born between 1946 and 1964, are estimated to number around 2.4 million and represent 0.6 of the total US population in 2060. But that’s not all. In 2060, the population as a

whole will have noticeably increased in age. An older demographic age 65 and older will represent just over one in five US residents and double from 43.1 million to 92 million. The question, however, as to why this is happening is somewhat allusive. Much of it seems beyond our control; longevity is partially dictated by our genetic makeup and the medical histories of parents and grandparents. Sex is also a factor, it seems. Across the industrialized world, women are living longer than men at an average of five years. And advancements in science and technology will continue to increase mortality. For the newborns of tomorrow, a Harvard study found that the average American born in 2013 will live nearly four years longer than someone born 20 years ago. For those that want to take some semblance of control away from father time—and age gracefully, live healthier—there are, of course, ways to stay youthful even in old age. The behavioral traits critical to longevity are some obvious ones, including not smoking and staying lean. Being extroverted and easygoing also helps, as well as managing stress. And floss! (see page 50). If you want to escape the fate of Tithonus, bedridden and unhappy in your waning years, there are ways to stay healthy that involve proper exercise and eating right. And, not surprisingly, visiting health care providers on a regular basis will make sure you stay ahead of the curve and a step ahead with your health.


Inside Hollywood

! D E L A E RE V Celebrity Health Secrets By Marianella Orlando

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t may look as though your favorite celebrity has reversed the hands of time, and indeed, with a team of personal chefs, trainers and fitness gurus on their payroll, it’s no wonder they’re continually defying their age. While we all can’t afford the many lavish amenities of stardom, there are ways celebrities 40 and up are staying in remarkable shape, retaining flawless skin and staying healthy without a whopping bankroll. Whether you’ve heard of the terms “holistic,” “alternative,” “integrative” or “complementary” medicine, they all fall under the same umbrella of nonstandard practices. And who wouldn’t be quicker to jump on an anti-aging or stress-killing solution than a celebrity? These work, people. According to the National Center

for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), these traditional remedies are a group of diverse medical and health care systems, products and practices that aren’t typically part of conventional medicine. They may seem a bit offbeat and possibly fall out of your comfort zone, but many celebrities swear by them— with stellar results to show for it.

Chinese Cupping Earlier this year, Jennifer Aniston stepped on the red carpet with a simple up-do, glowing make-up, toned body, stylish dress and, most importantly, circular marks on her back. The irritated blotches were a result of Chinese cupping, an ancient Eastern therapy dating back to 300 AD. Cupping, as a form of acupuncture, is based on cups creating suction to

draw and hold skin, which brings blood to the surface. The therapy is believed to optimize health by stimulating blood flow, relieving muscle pain and drawing Qi—pronounced “chi”—energy to the area. During a typical cupping session, cups (glass, plastic, rubber or bamboo) are placed on specific acupuncture points. A flame is briefly placed inside the cups before applied to the skin for the heat to create a vacuum. The cup is suctioned to the skin for 15 to 20 minutes, drawing blood to areas where it’s most needed to relieve stress. The only side effects seem to be the large marks left behind from the suction of the cups, but the actual procedure is painless. Chinese cupping is believed to be beneficial for arthritis, gastrointestinal disorders and respiratory

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conditions—asthma, bronchitis and congestion. Other celebrities who have tried Chinese Cupping include Gwyenth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham and tennis star Andy Murray.

B12 Vitamin Injection The traditional way of receiving your daily dosage of vitamins is to take a pill with a glass of water. Madonna trashed that antiquated method and replaced it with B12 vitamin injections. The superstar introduced Justin Timberlake to the wonders of the cure-all shot in March 2008. The B12 vitamin injection is selfexplanatory—it’s a large dose of the vitamin administered by a needle. Experts claim that the vitamin contains energy-boosting properties that help red blood cells efficiently carry more oxygen. Dr. Sabena Toor at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centers told The Los Angeles Times she administers an average of 30 shots a week to patients to reduce their stress levels and increase energy. Hugh Jackman gets his dosage of B12 twice per week and Prince reportedly gets a shot before every concert. But what’s so special about B12? The nutrient helps produce DNA and proper nerve functions, boosts metabolism and helps our cardiovascular system function properly. B12 has also been called the “morningafter-shot” because it helps alleviate a hangover and restores vitamin B levels in our body that alcohol naturally depletes.

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Leech Therapy Leech Therapy A typical menu for leeches consist of amphibian and fish eggs, blood, mammals, insects, frogs and horses. They may have a reputation for killing, but research now shows that the spineless worm can also save lives. On David Letterman’s talk show, actress Demi Moore revealed that she used the leech therapy to detoxify her blood and improve her health. The medicinal leech has been used since medieval times in Europe and Egypt to treat fever, inflammation and other illnesses. Today, medicinal leeches have become aids for surgery by sucking venous (“used”) blood that has difficulty leaving the surgical area, but also to get back to the heart and lungs. By sucking the used blood, more fresh blood can flow to damaged tissue that then increases blood flow and prevents clotting. Besides having leeches sliver and slide over your body, patients do bleed for some time. The good news is this allows oxygenated blood to enter the wounded area until veins re-grow and regain circulation.

Apple Cider Vinegar Grab your favorite shot glass and a bottle of apple cider vinegar—seriously. A couple of swigs can help whiten your teeth, flatten your stomach and clear your skin. Sounds promising, right? Superstar singer Fergie swears that downing a couple of tablespoons before every meal helps curb appetite,

promotes fat burning and prevents indigestion. Beginners are advised to add one teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon of vinegar to a glass of water 30 minutes before their meal. The scent and taste may be rancid, but the additional health benefits

are promising. Apple cider vinegar is a helpful tonic for a grand scale of health issues—diabetes, cancer, high cholesterol and heart health—to the lower end of the spectrum—reducing fevers, curing hiccups and combating the symptoms of the common cold.

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Your Health

Flossing Can Save Your Life By Jacqueline Roman

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t’s just past midnight and you’ve arrived home from a fantastic night out with friends at that trendy new restaurant in town. After all the excitement of the evening you’re probably feeling pretty drained and just want to head to the bathroom, give your teeth a cursory brush and tuck into bed. You may pass the floss a furtive glance out of the corner of your eye, but it just seems like too much effort and, after all, you did already brush your teeth. That’s good enough, right? Considering that some of the consequences of neglecting your

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flossing routine are gingivitis and its more aggressive counterpart periodontitis, brushing is definitely not good enough. While the task might seem tedious and (at the thought of digging plaque out of your mouth) off-putting, it has a bigger impact on both your health and appearance than you might suppose. Flossing can help prevent serious medical conditions such as gum disease and complications with diabetes, respiratory disease and heart disease. But it can also help prevent tooth discoloration, facial bone erosion and bad breath—all

detrimental not just to a person’s health, but overall look as well. Before delving into precisely how flossing can astronomically improve your health and appearance, let’s clear up some of the misconceptions about this misunderstood hygienic practice. People often presume that if food doesn’t get caught in between their teeth then there’s no need to floss, the logical fallacy being that flossing is only a vehicle for removing food debris. However, flossing is necessary in removing the dental plaque that collects on teeth in between cleaning. This harmful


bacteria attaches itself to the teeth and gums, working to break down tooth enamel and create cavities. If you incorporate flossing into your daily oral hygiene routine, you erode the build-up of oral plaque and disrupt the bacterial ecosystem that can form from negligence. The American Dental Association claims that only a little more than 50 percent of Americans floss their teeth daily. Yet one in every two adults in the US older than 30 has periodontal disease, a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the gum tissue and can result in tooth loss. The American Academy of Periodontology also warns that half of Americans suffer from some form of gum disease. How is it that a problem so widespread can continue to be seen as something so minute to worry about? Maybe it’s the lack of awareness that gum disease is associated with a host of other detrimental health issues, including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, respiratory disease and cancer. In the case of respiratory disease, the oral bacteria in your mouth can migrate down the throat and cause serious respiratory problems. In regards to cardiovascular disease, infection of the gums can cause bleeding that allows bacteria to float throughout the bloodstream and move towards the major organs. Did you know that the bacteria that causes gum infections thrives on sugars and carbohydrates, contributing to weight gain which would consequently influence blood glucose levels and make diabetes

more difficult to manage? Perhaps most horrific, a study funded by the National Cancer Institute found that its participants with a history of periodontal disease had an astounding 14 percent increased chance of developing cancer than did those with a clean bill of oral health. If the choice is a minute of extra sleep or flossing to reduce your risk of cancer, the decision should now be simple. While it’s certainly important to be aware of some of the more serious consequences of poor flossing habits, it may be easier to view the issue in a more relevant and practical light. In between cleanings, plaque builds up on the surface of your teeth, making the edges look yellow and dark. Flossing helps remove this plaque and thus contributes to a brighter and more attractive smile, something everyone wants. Regular flossing can also freshen your breath and actually help you maintain a youthful appearance longer, since healthy gums prevent facial bone erosion. So not only will you feel good, but you’ll look good too! If the horror of getting tangled in a web of floss is still floating in your mind, remain open to some alternative flossing methods that are just as effective as traditional dental floss. For the greatest ease, try a dental floss pick. This small plastic tool holds a single strand of dental

floss and the other end can be used to remove larger food particles; it’s a great disposable two-in-one product. Another tool that can be incorporated into your dental hygiene routine is the oral irrigator, or water pick. This device aims a stream of water between your teeth to remove food particles and help stimulate your gums. While it does not take the place of floss, it’s a great asset to use in conjunction with the disposable pick. So next time it’s just past midnight and your bed is beckoning you after that fantastic dinner, reconsider just how much you hate flossing. Because we all know that you’d hate the consequences of poor dental hygiene even more. Keep up with your daily flossing and you’ll be much more inclined to show off that gleaming smile. After all, you’ll have a lot more to smile about.

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Spotlight

Hollywood Dentists:

Perception

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Reality By Simon Murray

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WE’RE ALL GUILTY OF IT. Just the other day the sweet receptionist at the dentist office I’ve been going to since I was five called me up. She was checking to see if I could make a teeth-cleaning appointment. I agreed on the time, only to reschedule days later for an indefinite time in the year. I’m just too busy, I said to myself. But is that the only reason I put off the visit? Like it or not, we as a species seem to have an apprehension for the dental chair, more so than, say, the operating table. Hollywood and the silver screen only seem to compound the problem. While there are a handful of movies that play to our fears of the doctor’s office—what was Hannibal Lecter really a doctor of, anyway—it’s fair to say the overwhelming majority of doctors portrayed in TV and film are championed for their heroic nature. On the other hand, dentists repeatedly get a less-than-flattering rap as sadists, oddballs and promiscuous operators. For every McDreamy there is a Stu Price. In 2009’s now infamous The Hangover, Ed Helms plays the hapless if not endearing neighborhood dentist—except in this case with a serious wild streak. When Stu wakes up at Caesars Palace conspicuously missing a front tooth (and his dignity), we all feel his humiliation, even if it was the result of a self-inflicted tooth pulling. The slapstick comedy inherent in this scene harkens back to the eras of WC Fields or The Three Stooges. Dentist humor

at its best—or worst—involves quite a bit of laughing gas, so to speak, poking fun at the audience’s fear and general displeasure of any toothrelated pain by turning the dentist into a hopeless fool. We laugh at our own fears cleverly disguised in wacky hijinks. Our innate fear of having our teeth pulled is primordial; like arachnophobia, or any fear of creatures big or small, our ancestors probably had very good reason to follow their instincts, in this case preserving the most important body part that would ensure their survival: teeth. There are, of course, movies that exploit this uneasy feeling in much darker ways. The most iconic of which is Marathon Man. With a nod to Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much, the revenge thriller directed by John Schlesinger terrorizes our imagination. How horrible did the threat of dental torture make the

ambiguous “Is it safe?” repeatedly asked by Laurence Olivier as a Nazi war criminal? And then what transpires to Dustin Hoffman’s character is even more terrible. And how can anyone forget the last, seemingly impossible place Nemo must escape from—a dentist’s office, go figure—in Pixar’s Finding Nemo, or the metal dentures of James Bond antagonist Jaws? That last one might actually be a dentist’s worse nightmare. The point is that dentists are people too, and they are well aware of this misconception that they are monsters. But not only are they sensitive to our fears, assuaging them when possible; they’re also committed to their patients, and it’s their goal to make sure we have healthy and clean teeth. When you think about it, a perfect smile is a defining feature on a person. So let’s start giving dentists credit where it’s due, myself very much included.

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Mind & Body

The Spas Who Loved Me By Jacqueline Roman

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ew Jersey is just as much a hub for fast-paced business and constant productivity as it is for tranquil getaways and serene sanctuaries. Are you immersed in modern-day mania? Wish there was a way to escape the bustling chaos and hit the refresh button on your life? If your body and/or mind are in need of relaxation and rejuvenation, look no further than these Garden State spas—destinations that boast trained professionals, high-quality services and calm environments that will bring you to a temporary state of nirvana. DEPASQUALE, THE SPA

The local magnet for all things beauty touts an impressive statistic: With more than 95 percent of customers vouching that they would refer Depasquale to friends and family, this Morris Plains spa delivers a professional service

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that gets it right. The impeccable appearance, blissful ambiance and extremely hospitable staff will have you unwinding in no time. The Spa is also run on a European Level System, meaning that employees prosper based on years of dedication and loyalty, ensuring stability and the highest commitment to both the profession and its clients. The best way to utilize the refined spa’s expertise is to indulge in one of the most luxe treatments the spa offers—the Depasquale Experience. This package provides a relaxing soak in a Japanese steeping tub, followed by an Italian rain shower and completed with a unique massage therapy that may include warm stones placed on select Chakras if you so desire.

spa distinguishes itself from the rest by focusing on the deliverance of noticeable results from each individual. Often customizing treatments, the allure of this tranquil destination is that clients leave feeling as though both their appearance and state of mind have changed, creating a priceless sense of empowerment. Bliss Spa makes use of the best in cutting-edge, handpicked skincare technology and high level spa services to provide clients with astonishing solutions to wrinkles, cellulite and dull skin. Their legendary brownie buffet puts a bow on all this “bliss”, which seems to be the perfect representation of the spa’s playful environment and goal of achieving mind-body happiness and unity.

BLISS

EFOREA

The W Hotel in Hoboken is home to a true wellness trailblazer. The

Winner of the AAA Four Diamond Award, the Hilton Short Hills


DEPASQUALE, THE SPA

is known for bringing the best qualities of the upscale resorts to Northern New Jersey. Such sophistication transcends seamlessly into the holistic spa experience provided by its luxurious facility, Eforea, an oasis focusing on total rejuvenation—a complete mind-body experience. Such soothing practices are achieved through the spa’s three custom-developed treatments, each honed to achieve a state of bone-deep relaxation. The Essentials Journey, the Escape Journey and their Men’s Journey are designed exclusively for the Hilton Spa brand and integrate both advanced spa treatments and traditional healing practices into an all-encompassing experience. There’s no doubt you’ll remember Eforea for your renewed, brightened spirit.

SPA TOCCARE

BASK SPA

Located at the Borgata in Atlantic City, Toccare just might be the only spa to claim its experience is “guaranteed to exhilarate.” While this luxuriant escape is dedicated to alleviating all worry and creating an environment that discards all trivial cares, it refuses to go about this in the traditional manner. The Hydra-Surge Facial, for example, involves a mask made of marine extracts and organic silicon that yields radiant results. But perhaps there’s no better way to gain a rush of exhilaration and euphoria than to experience the Espresso Limón Slimming Wrap, which incorporates South African coffee oil and Madagascan cinnamon. For a spa visit that will awaken your senses and leave you uniquely revived, look no further than Spa Toccare. They guarantee it.

Inside the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City is a 32,000 square foot sanctuary that can transport guests into the restorative oasis of their dreams: the Bask Spa. On premise, the facility works to perfect the technique of authentic and transformational therapies. Whether floating in the heated mineral pool, lounging in the Turkish steam bath, guests will enjoy a tangible holistic experience. The spa also specializes in an impressive variety of massages and facial treatments, ranging from an ultrasonic facial for deep pore cleansing to a fusion body massage influenced by Swedish therapy techniques. Bask also provides state-of-theart acupuncture, body scrub and energetic therapies, all aimed at completing total immersion into a mindset of relaxation.

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Time Line Numbers

COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH

7 Number of chakras in the body 2,000 Number of acupuncture points on the body

17 Number of New Jersey counties that provide holistic health centers

60,000 Amount of active chiropractic licenses in the US

1 million The amount of chiropractic adjustments performed every working day in the US

20.4 million Number of Americans who practice yoga

75 Percentage of US healthcare workers that use some form of complementary or alternative medicine

1922 Year Mikao Usui developed Reiki Holistic Therapy

57.2 Percentage of self-employed chiropractors nationwide

34,688 Number of posts on Instagram with the hashtag “acupuncture”

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Mainstream medicine, as we know it in the US, has maintained a unique relationship with alternative practices throughout the last few centuries. According to the US Department of Health & Human Services, nearly 40 percent of Americans use health care approaches that fall outside of conventional healthcare, many of which include Eastern practices such as acupuncture, mediation and holistic remedies. Below, the timeline charts the early adoption and proliferation of these practices and more. – Dylan Darpino

1892 Considered the father of osteopathic medicine, Andrew Taylor Still, a Missouri physician founds the American School of Osteopathy in Kirksville in order to teach and spread the practice to others. The school teaches body manipulation and dietary changes as an alternative to surgery or drugs. 1893 The Hindu monk Vivekanada is a key figure in introducing yoga to the United States through lectures and private classes. 1897 Daniel David Palmer starts performing a procedure for adjusting the vertebrae, a treatment of chiropractic care that is then developed by three generations of Palmers. The self-taught healer establishes The Palmer School and Cure, later known as the Palmer School of Chiropractic in Iowa. 1902 German immigrant Benjamin Lust first introduces naturopathy, or a holistic system of medicine based on the healing powers of nature, to the US through the American School of Naturopathy. Popularizes healthy dieting, natural cures and good hygiene. 1910 When French chemist René-Maurice Gattefossé famously burns his hands in a laboratory explosion, his solution is to apply lavender oil to the gangrenous sores. The healing that resulted spurred the science of aromatherapy—a word he invented—and helped doctors treat infected soldiers in WWI. 1962 Doctors of osteopathy are recognized for full practice rights in all 50 states with the proper license. 1971 Acupuncture receives arguably its greatest exposure in the US when New York Times reporter James Reston undergoes treatment in Beijing for post-operative pain in 1971. Pleased with the results, he gives it a good review upon his return home. 1995 The National Institute of Health not only recognizes hypnotherapy but actually recommends it as a treatment for chronic pain. 1995 Acupuncture is formally recognized as a mainstream medicine option for a range of health conditions by the National Institute of Health.


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Living Well 2014 Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is often contingent on a number of varying components. From a healthy heart to pain free joints and good mental health, being the best you takes a considerable amount of care—and you certainly deserve it. At NJ Top Docs, we strive to assist you in finding the very best healthcare in the state and complementary healthcare providers are included. With reports that nearly 40 percent of adults are using complementary and alternative medicine, complementary healthcare has never been more popular. We are one of the only entities that reviews and approves complementary healthcare providers at this caliber. All of the providers featured in the following pages and on NJTopDocs.com have all gone through a rigorous application and review process prior to being approved and featured. Utilizing the profiles in the Living Well section of this magazine, along with those residing on our website, we invite you to become better acquainted with professionals whom can help to ensure you are “Living Well”. Presented By

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Oakland Spine and Rehabilitation Center Oakland Spine and Rehab is an industry leader in non-surgical solutions to spinal surgery and pain management.

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he center was founded by awardwinning chiropractor and rehabilitation specialist Brad Butler, DC, in 1998. Oakland Spine is an integrated center offering a broad spectrum of therapies including physical therapy, decompression therapy, Class IV deep tissue laser, chiropractic, acupuncture and massage therapy. The center also specializes in the treatment of complicated cases such as spinal stenosis, herniated discs, neuropathy and advanced arthritis. “What we have found is that these conditions have multiple aspects to them. The only way to treat them

successfully, and achieve lasting results, is to treat each component of the problem simultaneously. We do that combining traditional therapies, like physical therapy and chiropractic, with advanced technologies such as decompression and deep tissue laser,” says Dr. Butler. To accomplish this, he invented the Butler Spine Program. The program is the most complete, and arguably, most advanced non-surgical treatment program of its kind available. Patients come from all over the country to receive this unique program. Dr. Butler says the program has a success rate of about 90%.

BRAD BUTLER, DC AREA OF PRACTICE Chiropractic & Physical Therapy

EDUCATION + TRAINING New York Chiropractic College

SERVICES Physical therapy Chiropractic Spinal decompression therapy Class IV deep tissue laser Massage therapy Acupuncture Sports Injuries Pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation

Brad Butler, DC 350 Ramapo Valley Road Oakland, NJ 07436 201-651-9100 www.OaklandSpineAndRehab.com View Full Profile at www.NJTopDocs.com COUNTY:

Bergen

SPECIALTY:

Chiropractic & Physical Therapy

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ANDREAS SKOUNAKIS, DC AREA OF PRACTICE Chiropractic

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Alternative Chiropractic Andreas Skounakis, DC focuses on the biomechanical issues that contribute to a patient’s pain and encourages the incorporation of rehabilitative movements into everyday life.

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see a lot of sports injuries and back problems related to failed surgery or non-aggressive previous treatments,” says Dr. Skounakis. “When we evaluate the patient, we take into account these compensatory biomechanics. For instance, improper mechanics of the lumbar spine from chronic scar tissue will usually affect the cervical spine.”

University of Rhode Island University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic

SERVICES Spinal decompression Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Orthotics Active release technique Sports specific rehabilitation Myofascial release Massage Pregnancy related back pain

KATRIN RAMSEY, PT, DSC AREA OF PRACTICE

Andreas Skounakis, DC ALTERNATIVE CHIROPRACTIC 1011 Clifton Avenue, Suite 2B Clifton, NJ 07013 View Full Profile at www.NJTopDocs.com COUNTY:

Passaic

SPECIALTY: Chiropractic

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Ivy Rehab Because you can see a physical therapist via direct access, it is important to find a skilled clinician.

Physical Therapy

EDUCATION + TRAINING Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

SERVICES Orthopedics Sports medicine Cancer survivorship Senior fitness Female athlete Preventative health/wellness Patient advocacy

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atrin Ramsey, PT, DSc obtained a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed her post graduate specialty Doctor of Science degree in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. “There’s a lot of responsibility involved in initial evaluations,” Dr. Ramsey says, “My expertise is differential diagnosis which facilitates implementation of evidence-based treatment strategies and maximally effective healthcare.”

Katrin L. Ramsey, PT, DSc IVY REHAB 795 Franklin Avenue Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417 201-847-8585 View Full Profile at www.NJTopDocs.com COUNTY:

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SPECIALTY: Physical Therapy

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Egg Harbor & Northfield Chiropractic Centers

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VICTOR ROSSI, DC AND PETER MURPHY, DC AREA OF PRACTICE

“We have a great working relationship with area physicians and spinal specialists,” says Victor Rossi, DC. “This team approach provides improved, coordinated care for our patients. We also have a very experienced staff to ensure unsurpassed patient satisfaction.”

Chiropractic

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PETER MURPHY, DC Life University

tilizing a doctorate in chiropractic medicine, a master’s in physiology and 23 years of experience, Dr. Rossi—and his partner Peter Murphy, DC— provide superior care for the entire family, from infant to adult. Spinal care at their centers are ranked highest among those in Atlantic County.

Victor Rossi, DC and Peter Murphy, DC EGG HARBOR & NORTHFIELD CHIROPRACTIC CENTERS 300 Philadelphia Avenue, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215 | 609-965-8865 1701 New Road, Northfield, NJ 08225 609-272-1150 www.WeAlwaysHaveYourBack.com View Full Profile at www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY:

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413 King George Road, Suite 205, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 (901) 903-1901 www.FischerHealth.net View Full Profile at www.NJTopDocs.com COUNTY: Somerset SPECIALTY: Chiropractic

SERVICES Auto injury Slip and fall injuries Disc herniations Sport injuries Headaches Neck pain Back pain (upper, mid and lower) Shoulder, elbow and wrist Hip, knee and foot Sciatica Children

AREA OF PRACTICE

AREA OF PRACTICE

Chiropractic

Chiropractic

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EDUCATION + TRAINING

Life University University of Bridgeport

Union College

SERVICES

New York Chiropractic College

Susan Guarino, DC

Chiropractic

858 Joralemon Street, Belleville, NJ 07109

Physical therapy

973-759-3600

Neuronal conduction studies

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Podiatry

Essex

Pain management

COUNTY:

Personal training & fitness

SPECIALTY:

Chiropractic

Nutrition

New York Chiropractic Clinic

SERVICES Traditional hands-on chiropractic care Family oriented practice Restoring balance and health through proper spinal alignment Palmer technique and instrument adjustment DRX9000 spinal decompression for herniated and bulging disc, chronic low back pain, relief of sciatic pain and leg numbness

Weight loss Massage therapy

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VICTOR ROSSI, DC Rutgers University (BA, MS) New York Chiropractic College

GUARINO CHIROPRACTIC

FISCHER HEALTH & REHABILITATION

David Fischer, D.C. FISCHER HEALTH & REHABILITATION

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Affordable fees Acupuncture Counseling

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PREMIER HEALTH CENTER, P.C.

PAUL M. LEWANDOWSKI, DC, DACBSP AREA OF PRACTICE

AREA OF PRACTICE

Chiropractic

Chiropractic

EDUCATION + TRAINING

EDUCATION + TRAINING

B.S. St. Francis College

Binghamton University NYC Chiropractic

M.A. Montclair State University

Paul M. Lewandowski, DC, DACBSP 338 West Main Street, Boonton, NJ 07005 973-402-1331 www.DrPaul Lewandowski.com View Full Profile at www.NJTopDocs.com COUNTY:

Morris

SPECIALTY:

Chiropractic

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D.C. New York Chiropractic College Board Certified Diplomate in Sports Injuries

Phillip Kim, DC PREMIER HEALTH CENTER, P.C. 277 Prospect Avenue, Unit LG, Hackensack, NJ 07601

SERVICES

(201) 968-0303

Manipulation spinal and extremities

View Full Profile at www.NJTopDocs.com

Physical exams DOT certified Computerized spinal decompression Physio therapies (heat/cold packs, electrical muscle stimulation, cold laser)

COUNTY:

Bergen

SPECIALTY:

Chiropractic

856-546-1230 View Full Profile at www.NJTopDocs.com

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Multispecialty approach for PT, chiropractic and acupuncture Low back pain Neck pain Herniated disc Sciatica Sports injuries

Taping (traditional as well as Kinesio)

Post operative rehabilitation

Exercise Manipulation under anesthesia

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Tension headache Digital x-ray Electrodiagnostic testing

SOUTH JERSEY HEALTH AND BODY & SOUTH JERSEY CHIROPRACTIC

VANESSA GOURDINE, PSYD, MSN, APN-C, CAS

AREA OF PRACTICE

AREA OF PRACTICE Pediatric and Adult Psychology & Psychiatry Integrative Health and Wellness Functional Medicine

SERVICES

208 White Horse Pike, Suite 1, Barrington, NJ 08007

Certified manipulation under anesthesia

Myofascial release

Chiropractic

Daniel Benenfeld, D.C. Melissa Benenfeld, DC SOUTH JERSEY HEALTH AND BODY & SOUTH JERSEY CHIROPRACTIC

Certified electrodiagnostic study

SOUTH JERSEY HEALTH AND BODY Weight loss & nutrition programs Nutritional coaching Herbal detoxifying body wraps Supplements Infrared sauna Whole body vibration Hypnosis for weight loss, stress, sleep, smoking Massage therapy SOUTH JERSEY CHIROPRACTIC Chiropractic adjustments Treating headache, back and neck pain, carpal tunnel, TMJ, sciatica, auto injuries, arthritis and joint pain, scoiliosis

VANESSA GOURDINE, PSYD, MSN, APN-C, CAS SPECIALIZED THERAPY ASSOCIATES 83 Summit Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601 (201) 488-6678 855-STA-TALK (six locations) View Full Profile at www.NJTopDocs.com Bergen SPECIALTY: Pediatric and Adult Psychology & Psychiatry, Behavioral Health COUNTY:

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EDUCATION + TRAINING Doctor of Psychology-Clinical Psychology Masters of Science in NursingNurse Practitioner Board Certification in Family Practice for children and adults Functional Medicine Practitioner Certified Addictions Specialist

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Psychiatric and psychological evaluation and testing Medication for mental health disorders for children and adults Psychotherapy: individual, couples, family and group Wellness and nutrition evaluation and counseling Lifestyle changes for chronic disease management with in-depth health


DIRECTORY

NJ Top Docs Approved Complementary Health Providers All practices listed in the directory have submitted a qualification questionnaire and have been reviewed and approved by NJ Top Docs within the last 12 months. Any practice not listed, may have not applied for review as of yet. The following providers have been reviewed, approved and are featured online (O = Featured Online) at www.NJTopDoctors.com and may be also featured within the magazine. (P =Profiled in this publication) ACUPUNCTURE O Barbara Knoll Knoll Acupuncture CITY Toms River COUNTY Ocean O Helen

Law Chinese Acupuncture Healthcare & Allergy Care Center CITY Princeton COUNTY Mercer

O Robert Lenahan CITY Point Pleasant COUNTY Ocean O Ross

Rosen Center for Acupuncture

CITY Westfield COUNTY Union O Liping

Wang Holmdel Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Center CITY Holmdel COUNTY Monmouth O Dr.

Ming Yang Acupuncture & Oriental Healthcare CITY

Voorhees Camden

COUNTY

CHIROPRACTIC O Dr. Glenn Bager Colonia Spine & Wellness Center

CITY Colonia COUNTY Middlesex O Dr.

Brendon A. Beatrice Total Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine CITY Bridgewater COUNTY Somerset P O Dr.

Daniel Benenfeld South Jersey Chiropractic & South Jersey Health & Body CITY

Barrington Camden

COUNTY

P O Dr.

Brad Butler Oakland Spine & Rehab

CITY Oakland COUNTY Bergen

O Dr.

Karen Callaghan Atlantic County Family Spine & Rehab

P O Dr. Paul Lewandowski CITY Boonton COUNTY Morris

CITY Galloway COUNTY Atlantic O Dr.

O Dr. Jesse Liebman CITY Marlton COUNTY Camden

Robert Chickara Rehability, LLC

CITY Freehold COUNTY Monmouth O Dr.

Michael Credico Bloomfield Total Health Center CITY Bloomfield COUNTY Essex O Dr.

Donald DeFabio DeFabio Spine & Sports Rehab CITY Berkley Heights COUNTY Union O Dr.

Kenneth M. Ermann New Jersey Health Care Associates

CITY Teaneck COUNTY Bergen O Dr.

James Fedich Village Family Chiropractic

CITY Allamuchy COUNTY Warren O Dr.

Peter Ferraro Ferraro Spine & Rehab

CITY Saddle Brook COUNTY Bergen P O Dr.

David Fischer Fischer Health & Rehabilitation CITY Basking Ridge COUNTY Somerset P O Dr. Susan Guarino Guarino Chiropractic

CITY Belleville COUNTY Essex O Dr.

Robert J. Haley Haley Chiropractic

O Dr.

Paul Lyons Lyons Chiro

CITY North Plainfield COUNTY Somerset O Dr.

Anthony Manzella Ferraro Spine & Rehab

CITY Saddle Brook COUNTY Bergen O Dr. Ross Markowitz CITY Tenafly COUNTY Bergen P O Dr.

Peter Murphy Northfield Chiropractic

CITY Wayne COUNTY Passaic

Andreas Skounakis Alternative Chiropractic

CITY Clifton COUNTY Passaic O Dr.

Sako Tarakhchyan Allcare Pain & Rehab

CITY Newark COUNTY Essex P O Dr.

Phillip Kim Premier Health Center, P.C. CITY

Hackensack Bergen

COUNTY

CITY Parlin COUNTY Middlesex

O Dr.

Daniel Newcomer Parlin Spine & Disc Center O Dr.

Christopher Oliveira Rehabilitation Institute of North Jersey

CITY Lodi COUNTY Bergen

Marc Picchierri Paramus Medical & Sports Rehab Center

CITY Paramus COUNTY Bergen O Dr.

Stanley B. Piltin White Horse Chiropractic Center CITY Somerdale COUNTY Camden

CITY Lake Como COUNTY Monmouth

Yana Kofman Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris, LLC

CITY Morristown COUNTY Morris O Moises Moris

CITY Lake Como COUNTY Monmouth P O Dr. Katrin L. Ramsey Ivy Rehab

CITY Franklin Lakes COUNTY Bergen

Doug Pucci Pucci Wellness Center

O Dr.

Advanced Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

O Dr.

CITY Oradell COUNTY Bergen

Roman Kreyman Back to Health Chiropractic

P O Dr.

O Dr.

O Dr.

O Dr.

CITY Randolph COUNTY Morris

James Coomber Advanced Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

O Dr.

CITY Galloway COUNTY Atlantic

David Simon Randolph Pain Relief and Wellness Center

PHYSICAL THERAPY

CITY Egg Harbor COUNTY Atlantic

CITY Lyndhurst COUNTY Bergen

Anthony Holvick Atlantic County Family Spine & Rehab

O Dr.

P O Dr.

Victor Rossi Northfield Chiropractic

CITY Egg Harbor COUNTY Atlantic

O Dr.

Daniel Reizis Advanced Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation CITY Lake Como COUNTY Monmouth O Diana

Singer Avant Care Physical Therapy CITY Paramus COUNTY Bergen

O Dr. Roger Sahoury CITY Paramus COUNTY Bergen

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PSYCHOLOGY P O Dr. Aynn Hartman Short Hills Associates in Clinical Psychology

CITY Millburn COUNTY Essex

O Dr.

Barry Helfmann Short Hills Associates in Clinical Psychology

O Dr.

Terence Kearse Short Hills Associates in Clinical Psychology

CITY Millburn COUNTY Essex

CITY

Millburn Essex

COUNTY

O Dr.

Elissa Savrin Short Hills Associates in Clinical Psychology

CITY Millburn COUNTY Essex P O Dr.

Vanessa Gourdine Specialized Therapy Associates CITY Hackensack COUNTY Bergen

The following providers have been reviewed and approved by NJ Top Doctors ACUPUNCTURE

Dr. Joanna Jodar — Somerset Sylvester Rich — Bound Brook Kelly Van Sickell — Shrewsbury CHIROPRACTIC

Dr. Matthew Kemenosh — Ocean City

Dr. Steven Clarke — Nutley Dr. Don Cooper — Vineland Dr. Gerald Debernardis — Freehold Dr. Jennifer DePalma — Hamilton

Dr. Seiichiro Ando — Edgewater

Dr. Anthony C. Distano — Kearny

Dr. David Barrett — Denville

Dr. Mark Fano — Clifton

Dr. Richard L. Berkowitz — Lawrenceville

Dr. Lisa Forzani — Wall

Dr. Howard Kessler — Hillsdale

Dr. Thomas E. Hary — Perth Amboy

Dr. Douglas Levine — Bergenfield

Dr. Scott McGrath — Englewood

Dr. Wayne A. Miller — Ridgewood

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Jason Furia — Springfield

Dr. Edward Palluzzi — Old Bridge Dr. Donna Pontoriero — Nutley Dr. Frank A. Stiso — Colonia

Dr. Mark Brzozowski — Whippany

Dr. Susan L. Giacalone — Mt. Arlington

Dr. Peter Bufano — Matawan

Dr. Jay S. Horowitz — Princeton

Dr. Charles F. Bonanno — Garfield

Dr. Christopher Bump — McAfee

Dr. Joe Hudak — Edison

Dr. Barry Coniglio — Mantua

Dr. Frank Caldwell — Kenilworth

Dr. Edward Kalinowski — Metuchen

Dr. Joseph D’Agostini — South Plainfield

Dr. Jeff Clancey — Lawrenceville

Dr. Rick DiBiasi — Short Hills

Dr. Christopher Taylor — Hainsport

PHYSICAL THERAPY William Bell — Cranford Bryan Haig — Lawrenceville Dr. Mohamed Masound —

Princeton Dr. Robert Ruffalo — Bloomfield Dr. Michelle Wolpov — Manalapan PSYCHOLOGY

Dr. Sean Evers — Manasquan

We would like to congratulate all of our Healthcare Providers who qualified to be profiled in 2014

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MEDICAL SCHOOLS - DR. MITCHELL F. REITER

University of Miami (6-year BS/MD) University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital (Orthopedics) Emory University (Fellowship)

MARK R. DRZALA, MD AND MITCHELL F. REITER, MD

Using the most modern, clinically proven treatments available, Dr. Mark Drzala and Dr. Mitchell Reiter are elite spinal surgeons who provide patients with life-changing options to effectively treat chronic neck and back disorders. Board certified in orthopaedic surgery with spine fellowship training, and highly conservative by nature, they each have more than 10 years of surgical experience and offer the gold standard in individualized surgical and nonsurgical spine care.

Board Certification American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

“We use cutting-edge techniques, including disc replacement, that speed recovery and preserve motion in the spine,” said Dr. Drzala, a clinical assistant professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). “For chronic sacroiliac pain, new biomechanical devices that rapidly stabilize painful sacroiliac joints can be easily implanted using a minimally invasive procedure.”

Drs. Drzala and Reiter treat the full spectrum of spine disorders: disc degeneration and herniations, deformities, trauma, tumors and infections. “We include patients in the decision-making process and consider surgery only as a last resort,” said Dr. Reiter, a clinical assistant professor at UMDNJ, where he served for 10 years as chief of spine surgery. He is Presidentelect of the New Jersey Orthopaedic Society and Secretary of The New Jersey Spine society and serves on the ethics committee of the North American Spine Society.

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